Indonesia – 2 Dead in Bandung Floods

The Citarum River in Bandung regency, West Java province, Indonesia, once again overflowed causing flooding in as many as 15 districts in the area. At least 2 people have died in the floods.

Torrential rain which began on Tuesday 08 March, continued until early Sunday 13 March increased river levels.

Indonesia National Board for Disaster Management (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana- BNPB) says that the flooding affected the districts of Cicalengka, Rancaekek, Cileunyi, Solokan Jeruk, Majalaya, Ciparay, Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, Bojongsoang, Pameungpeuk, Banjaran, Arjasri, Cangkuang, Katapang and Kutawaringin.

Local disaster officials in Bandung reported that as many as 5,900 families (24,000 people) have been affected by the floods. By 15 March, more than 10,000 people had been displaced, despite signs that the flood water was starting to recede.

At least 2 people have died in the floods and 3 are missing. One victim died as a result of electrocution. The other victim died when he was swept away by flood water in Pameungpeuk. Three other people, all thought to be members of the same family as the deceased, are still missing.

Floods in Bandung, March 2016. Photo: BNPB
Floods in Bandung, March 2016. Photo: BNPB

Flood Summary

Last updated: July 15, 2016
Event
West Java Province, Indonesia, March 2016
Date
March 8 to March 16, 2016
Type
Inland flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall
The Citarum River in Bandung regency, West Java province, Indonesia, overflowed causing flooding in 15 districts in the area and leaving at least 2 people dead. Torrential rain which began on Tuesday 08 March, continued until early Sunday 13 March increased river levels. Indonesia National Board for Disaster Management (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana- BNPB) says that the flooding affected the districts of Cicalengka, Rancaekek, Cileunyi, Solokan Jeruk, Majalaya, Ciparay, Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, Bojongsoang, Pameungpeuk, Banjaran, Arjasri, Cangkuang, Katapang and Kutawaringin.

Locations

Bandung regency, West Java province

Magnitude

River level
Overflowing
Citarum River, Bandung regency - March 10 to March 18, 2016

Damages

Fatalities
2 people
Bandung regency
Evacuated
10,000
Bandung regency