Indonesia – Floods in Bandung, West Java, Leave 1 Dead

Disaster management officials in Indonesia report that one person has died and thousands of homes were damaged after flash floods in the city of Bandung, West Java, on 24 October, 2016.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), said that 77 mm of rain fell in the city in just 1.5 hours around midday on 24 October. Areas of the city were inundated with flood water between 120 cm and 200 cm deep in parts.

BNPD say that Pasteur, Pagarsih, Solokan Jeruk and Sukajadi were among the worst affected districts.

The heavy rain caused the Citepus River to overflow. Drainage canals blocked by trash were blamed for much of the flooding.

Streets were turned to rivers for several hours. Vehicles were swept away on the flow of the flood water. One person drowned in the flood water while attempting to rescue others.

Full damage assessments are yet to be carried out. However, earlier today a BNPD spokesperson said via Social Media that thousands of homes have been damaged. Some residents have been evacuated. Schools in the area have also been reported as damaged in the floods.

Floods in Bandung, West Java, 24 October 2016. Photo: BNPB
Floods in Bandung, West Java, 24 October 2016. Photo: BNPB
Floods in Bandung, West Java, 24 October 2016. Photo: BNPB
Floods in Bandung, West Java, 24 October 2016. Photo: BNPB

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Flood summary

Last updated: October 25, 2016
Event
West Java, Indonesia, October 2016
Date
October 24 to October 25, 2016
Type
Flash flood, Inland flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

Bandung

Magnitude

Rainfall level
77 mm in 24 hours
Bandung - October 24 to October 25, 2016

Damages

Fatalities
1 person
Bandung - October 24 to October 24, 2016