Indonesia – Severe Weather (BNPB, BMKG, WMO, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 February 2016)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting East and West Java provinces over the last days causing floods. Approx. 119 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in the capital of Jakarta (East Java) and 74 mm in the city of Surabaya (West Java) over 25-26 February.

  • Local authorities report one fatality in Cengkareng district (Jakarta city) and over 34 000 people affected in East Java province, as of 29 February early morning (UTC). Local media also report hundreds evacuated in Jakarta due to the overflow of the river Cengkareng.

  • Over the next 24 h moderate to heavy rain may continue to affect several areas of the provinces of West and East Java.