Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Java and Sumatra Islands

Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in parts of Java and Sumatra Islands, western Indonesia from 19 November 2020. At least 3 fatalities were reported.

Landslide Cianjur, West Java Province, Indonesia November 2020. Photo: BPBD Kabupaten Cianjur

According to Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), heavy rain caused a landslide in Pagelaran District, Cianjur Regency, West Java on 19 November. On person died and vehicles and roads were damaged.

BNPB also reported 2 fatalities after flooding in Kendal Regency, Central Java on 19 November. A total of 9 villages were affected across the districts of Ngampel and Brangsong. Around 9 houses were damaged.

Floods struck in Malang City in East Java struck after heavy rain on 20 November, affecting 750 people from 150 households.

Meanwhile the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) reported flooding on parts of Sumatra Island.

Almost 1,000 people were affected and over 240 homes damaged after floods in Aceh Singkil Regency in Aceh Province, while 261 people were displaced by flooding in Padang Pariaman Regency in West Sumatra Province.