Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Bandung

Authorities have reported more flooding in West Java province, Indonesia, after heavy rain from around 20 March.

Floods in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, March 2020. Photo: Bandung Regency BPBD

West Java provincial disaster authority (BPBD) said flooding affected Bandung Regency on 20 March. By 21 March 7 sub-districts had been affected: Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Bojongsoang, Katapang, Soreang, Banjaran, and Majalaya. BPBD said 9,659 homes, 38 places of worship, and 26 schools were flooded, affecting 11,944 families or 42,352 people. Around 230 people were displaced.

Antara news agency said that Baleendah was the worst-affected area, with water levels reaching a height of over 3 metres in the sub-district. In several areas flooding cut off roads and highways.

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