Indonesia – 9 Dead as Heavy Rain Causes Floods and Landslides

Heavy rainfall in areas of Indonesia since 03 November 2017 has caused flooding and landslides in several  provinces, according to the country’s Disaster Prevention Agency (BNPB). At least 9 deaths have been attributed to the heavy rain. Over 3,000 people have been affected by flooding.

On 09 November 5 people died in a landslide in South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra. Around 20 others were injured.

In Central Java a building collapsed in Tegal Regency as a result of heavy rain, also on 09 November. At least 4 people were killed and 5 were injured.

Between 03 and 09 November over 3,000 homes have suffered flood damage in Bandung regency in West Java province, Aceh Singkil district in Aceh province and areas around Medan City in North Sumatra province. Flooding has been reported in areas of Mahakam Ulu Regency in East Kalimantan in the last 24 hours.

Flooding also affected parts of neighbouring Malaysia between 03 and 08 November, where 7 people died and 10,000 were displaced.

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Featured photo: File photo of floods in Indonesia for illustration only. Credit: BNPB

Flood Summary

Last updated: November 10, 2017
Event
Indonesia, November 2017
Date
November 6, 2017
Type
Flash flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall

Locations

A - Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh (Indonesia)
B - Dayeuhkolot, Bandung, West Java (Indonesia)
C - Medan City, North Sumatra (Indonesia)
D - Medan Johor, North Sumatra
E - Asahan Regency, North Sumatra (Indonesia)
F - South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra (Indonesia)
G - Mahakam Ulu Regency, East Kalimantan

Magnitude

Rainfall level
95.5 mm in 24 hours
Pesawaran, Lampung - November 9 to November 10, 2017
Rainfall level
95 mm in 24 hours
Bandung, West Java - November 9 to November 10, 2017
Rainfall level
85 mm in 24 hours
Cibeurem, West Java - November 8 to November 9, 2017
Rainfall level
75 mm in 24 hours
Jatiwangi, West Java - November 8 to November 9, 2017
Rainfall level
145 mm in 24 hours
Tobing, Central Sulawesi - November 7 to November 8, 2017
Rainfall level
73 mm in 24 hours
Pongtiku, South Sulawesi - November 4 to November 5, 2017
Rainfall level
103 mm in 24 hours
Gunung Sitoli, North Sumatra - November 3 to November 4, 2017
Rainfall level
88 mm in 24 hours
Binaka, North Sumatra - November 3 to November 4, 2017

Damages

Buildings damaged
1,058
West Java Province - November 6 to November 10, 2017
Buildings damaged
1,900
North Sumatra province - November 6 to November 10, 2017
Buildings damaged
300 buildings
Aceh province - November 6 to November 10, 2017
Estimated figure - BNPB report 1,738 people affected
Fatalities
5 people
South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency - November 9 to November 10, 2017
Fatalities
4 people
Tegal Regency, Central Java - November 8 to November 9, 2017

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