Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh

Around 7,000 people have been affected by flooding in Indonesia’s Aceh Province over the last few days. Hundreds of homes have been damaged.

Flooding struck in Aceh Singkil Regency on 04 November after the Lae Cinendang river broke its banks. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), 455 homes were damaged, affecting 2,172 people. A schools and around 300 hectares of crops were also damaged.

Heavy rain during this period also caused the Krueng Langsa river to overflow, flooding parts of Langsa City. Around 722 homes were damaged and 3,610 people affected. Some residents were evacuated by emergency teams using boats.

Meanwhile in South Aceh, heavy rain triggered flash flooding on 04 November that affected 321 people and damaged 79 homes.

Heavy rain has continued to affect the region. Local media reported that 100s of houses in Pirak Timu District, North Aceh Regency were flooded after the overflow of the Krueng Pirak river on 07 November.

East Java Province

Flooding had affected wide areas of Java Island during October.

More heavy rain affected part of East Java Province in early November. AHA Centre reported that flooding on 01 November 2020 damaged 6,379 homes in Pasuruan Regency in East Java Province. As many as 31,895 people were affected.