Indonesia – Deadly Floods in Central Sulawesi

Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that flooding has affected parts of West Sumatra and Central Sulawesi provinces over the last few days.

West Sumatra

In West Sumatra, flash floods hit South Solok Regency on 12 December, 2019, inundating around 1,000 homes. At least 5,000 people have been displaced. Some areas were reportedly under 1.2 metres of flood water.

Central Sulawesi

Meanwhile in Central Sulawesi, at least 2 people died and 50 houses were severely damaged after flash floods hit several villages in Kulawi sub-district in Sigi regency late on 12 December, 2019.

Indonesia’s disaster agency BNPB said that 60 families have been displaced and over 700 people affected. Residents have suffered material losses. Seven houses were severely damaged and 1 church was flooded.

BNPB officials visited flood-hit areas of Solok, where 50 homes were damaged and 2 people died. Photo: BNPB

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