Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java

Update: According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), heavy rain from 26 October triggered flooding and landslides in 13 districts of Kebumen, affecting almost 8,000 people and displacing a total of 2,107.

Original report:
Disaster authorities in Indonesia have reported further flooding in parts of Java Island, displacing almost 600 people and affecting over 7,000.

Flooding in Cilacap Regency, Central Java, Thursday 29 October. Photo: BPBD Cilacap Regency

One person died after flash floods struck Cimahi City in West Java Province on 25 October 2020. Around 70 homes were damaged, affecting 290 people. The following day flooding in Kroya district in Cilacap, Central Java Province affected 1065 people and displaced 25.

Heavy rain caused the Ciputrahaji and Cikaso rivers to break their banks on 27 October, flooding areas of Ciamis Region, West Java Province 27 October. Almost 5,500 people were affected and 150 were displaced. Meanwhile over 400 people were displaced by floods in Banyumas Region, Central Java Province on 28 October 2020.

Floods have affected parts of Java island throughout October. Recently FloodList reported that 2 people had died after flooding and landslides in Pangandaran Regency, West Java on 27 October 2020. As reported on 26 October, heavy rain caused flooding in Depok and Bekasi cities in West Java, damaging around 1,500 homes. Floods and landslides affected Cianjur and Bogor in early October, Sukabumi Regency on 15 October.