Indonesia – Floods in East Java Leave 1 Dead, 1 Missing

More flooding disaster have affected Indonesia, this time in East Java Province where at least one person has died and one is missing.

Flooding in Jember Regency East Java, Indonesia, January 2022. Photo: BNPB

The disaster in East Java follows severe flooding in Jayapura City in the province of Papua, where at least 6 people died last week.

In East Java disaster authorities reported one person died after floods in Jember Regency on 09 January 2022. One person was also reported missing.

Flooding struck following heavy rain. According to figures from the country’s meteorological agency BMKG, 99mm of rain fell in the city of Pasuruan, East Java, in 24 hours to 08 January 2022.

Flooding has damaged hundreds of homes and affected over 1,600 people across the districts of Kaliwates, Rambi Puji and Panti in Jember Regency. Public buildings and places of worship were also flooded. Jember Regency Disaster Management Agency said 150 families have evacuated their homes.

Elsewhere in the country, severe flooding has also affected areas of Malinau Regency in North Kalimantan Province. As of 09 January around 570 homes were damaged and 2,886 people affected.