Indonesia – Homes Damaged by Flooding in Aceh and Central Kalimantan

Heavy rain has continued to fall in parts of Indonesia, causing major flooding in Aceh and Central Kalimantan provinces over the last 2 days. Minor flood events were also reported in Central Java. Recently flooding also affected Banten, Bengkulu and East Kalimantan provinces.

In Aceh Province, flooding struck on 28 April, damaging at least 2,000 homes in 8 villages in Pidie Jaya Regency. Flood water was up to 1.2 metres deep in some areas.

Flooding prompted evacuations in North Barito regency, Central Kalimantan, around the same period. Full damage assessments are yet to be completed. At least 3 people died earlier this month after flooding in Gunung Mas Regency, Central Kalimantan Province.

Recent heavy rain also triggered a landslide and flooding in Cilacap Regency, Central Java Province, damaging 1 house and around 300 hectares of rice fields.

Indonesia’s disaster management agency, Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), said that in the period January to April 2020, there were a total of 437 floods and 267 landslides in the country.

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