Indonesia – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods in Banten, Bengkulu and East Kalimantan

Over 2,000 people have been affected by flooding in several provinces of Indonesia over the last 5 days. Recent flooding also triggered evacuations in Penang State, Malaysia.


In Serang Regency, Banten province, heavy rainfall caused flooding on 22 April, inundating 148 houses and affecting 740 people, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) reports.

The next day, heavy rainfall caused the Air Putih and Air Duku rivers to break their banks causing floods in Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu Province. The flooding inundated 317 houses, affecting 1,585 people.

On 26 April around 44 houses were damaged by floods, affecting 112 people in North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, East Kalimantan Province. AHA said the flooding was a result of high-intensity rainfall, high tidal waves and the collapse of a water tunnel.


Local media in Malaysia report that 148 people were evacuated after flooding in Central Seberang Perai District on 26 April 2020.