Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that flooding has affected parts of West Sumatra and Central Sulawesi provinces over the last few days.
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.
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.
Flash floods in Kulawi, #Indonesia. The #SalvationArmy relief teams are on the ground, even if it meant they had to get there by motorbikes. Food parcels and medical assistance are now provided to the affected people. Thank you friends for your hard work and commitment. pic.twitter.com/faDoL3v9qF
— IHQ-ReliefDev (@TSA_Projects) December 13, 2019
Ini kejadian banjir tadi malam di Bolapapu, Kulawi, Sigi Sulawesi Tengah.
— Tintinating (@tintinating) December 13, 2019
Seusai mengunjungi korban bencana banjir di Solok Selatan. Pagi tadi, Kepala BNPB Doni Monardo sudah tiba di Palu & lsg meninjau lokasi terdampak banjir bandang di Sigi, Sulteng. #BanjirSigi #Banjir #KepalaBNPB #SiapUntukSelamat #BudayaSadarBencana #KitaJagaAlam #AlamJagaKita pic.twitter.com/jdWM4vtOtc
— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) December 14, 2019