Heavy rainfall across Indonesia has caused flooding and landslides, resulting in the death of at least 2 people and damage to over 5,000 homes.
Floods and landslides killed two people in Karangasem district, Karangasem, Bali on 31 January 2015. Two others were injured in the landslide which occurred after heavy rainfall in the region.
West Nusa Tenggara
Floods have damaged at least 4,000 houses in the Dompu and Woja districts, West Nusa Tenggara.
The Jakarta Post said:
The flood inundated between 4,000 and 5,000 houses in the area. Some houses located on riverbanks encountered floodwaters 4 meters deep, nearly submerging them.
The overflowing Laju, Silo, Soa, Raba Baka and Toi rivers were blamed for the flood in Dompu.
Major flooding has hit a number of villages in Bojonegoro, East Java, over the last several days due to overflow from nearby rivers, including Mekuris and Pancal. Some areas are said to be under 80 cm of water. Around 50 houses and a health centre have been damaged by the floods in Gondang.
Around 7,000 people in Nganjuk regency have been cut off after floods caused a bridge in Sawahan district to collapse.
South and Central Kalimantan
Heavy rain forced the Benawa and Barabai rivers to overflow in South Kalimantan, flooding parts of Batu Benawa and Barabai districts.
WMO report that 109 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 02 February 2015 in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan.
Several areas of Jakarta are again underwater after 2 days of heavy rain across the capital. Kampung Pulo in East Jakarta and Duri Kosambi in West Jakarta and Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta are said to be worst hit.
WMO report that 104 mm of rain fell over a 24 hour period to 02 February 2015 in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta.
Further Heavy Rainfall
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned there could be worse to come as the peak of the rainy season is set to hit.
Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) called on people to exercise caution during the current spate of severe weather.
Provinces with high potential for heavy downpours over the next three days include West Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua.