Reporting date and time
4 January 2006 (Wednesday), 15:00 hrs
Type of Emergency
Flash flood, followed by landslides.
Date of emergency incidence
1 January 2006 (Sunday), ± 23.30 local time, (Indonesian local time equals to + 7 hrs GMT)
Jember District, East Java Province, Indonesia. Jember district is located approximately 200 km South of Surabaya City. The floods affected 12 villages in 10 sub-districts; Panti, Rambipuji, Balung, Patrang, Kaliwates, Wuluhan, Puger, Tanggul, Sukorambi, and Arjasa.
- The area is prone to natural disasters, especially flood, flesh flood and landslides.
- Illegal logging has damaged water catchment areas and led to flooding and landslides.
Cause and affects
- Triggered by three days rains, the overflow of Diyono River has caused flash flood, followed by landslides.
- Heavy rains also contributed for more flash floods and a number of landslides, inundating some areas in 12 villages at 10 sub-districts, affected 910 persons who lived there.