Floods in East and West Java, Indonesia

Two people have died in landslides caused by heavy rainfall in Sukabumi regency, West Java, on 14 December. Around 69mm of rain fell in 24 hours between 14 and 15 December in West Java and 60mm in 24 hours in East Java.

The heavy rain caused flooding in East Java, where as many as 43 villages were inundated. Around 20,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the areas around Bojonegoro, Tuban, Gresik and Mojokerto. One person was reported as missing. Around 1,800 hectares of rice fields have been inundated. The heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

floods Java
Previous Floods in Java – April 2013. Photo: twitter.com/vhalhen123

Just a few weeks ago a landslide caused by floods killed nine people in North Sumatra in Indonesia 30 November.


[mappress mapid=”176″]

Further Heavy Rainfall

There has also been some heavy rainfall elsewhere in Java over the last few hours. Jakarta saw 82mm of rain in 24 hours on 16 Dcember. Similar levels (79mm) were seen in Serang in Banten Province, West Java. Also yesterday, heavy rain in Cilacap Regency in Central Java Province caused the Cibereum River to break its banks, flooding around 1,000 homes.

According to Republika Online, the areas affected are: 33 homes in Tegalsari village, 185 in the Sidamulya village, 397 in the Gunungreja village and 145 in Sidareja village

Source: Relief Web