Thousands of people have been affected by floods in Lamongan Regency of East Java, Indonesia, since 09 April.
Around 7,500 houses have been flooded, directly affecting over 25,000 people across several districts of the regency. According to a report of 14 April by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Local Government has responded by providing basic relief items but hasn’t declared an emergency as there was no large displacement.
Local disaster authorities said flooding has affected 67 villages in the districts of Kalitengah, Turi, Glagah, Karangbinangun, Deket, Kecamatan Kota Lamongan, Tikung, Modo, Kedungpring, Kembangbahu, Sukodadi and Babat.
Other areas of East Java province have also been affected by flooding over recent days. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Jember Regency from around 05 April, affecting over 100 people and damaging buildings. From 09 April flooding affected 6 villages in Parengan in Tuban Regency, East Java, affecting 410 people.
Elsewhere in the country, disaster authorities reported that heavy rain and storms triggered flooding in West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara on 07 April, 2020, damaging over 30 homes and affecting 185 people.
Heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in 3 provinces of Indonesia – South Sulawesi, East Kalimantan and West Sumatra – over the weekend of 04 to 05 April, 2020. Disaster authorities reported at least 3 fatalities with 2 people missing.
PRAJURIT YONTAIFIB 2 MARINIR EVAKUASI KORBAN BANJIR DI LAMONGANhttps://t.co/KyzOgj7MH6 pic.twitter.com/mawSH8ri5p
— Media Padjajaran Nusantara Indonesia (@PadjajaranMedia) April 13, 2020
Bantuan sebanyak 400 paket sembako dan 2 ton beras dikirimkan ke empat kecamatan terdampak banjir di Kabupaten Lamongan.Jembatan Kiringan yang menghubungkan Kecamatan Turi dan Kalitengah diplih sebagai lokasi penyerahan bantuan secara simbolis oleh Bupati Fadeli #lamonganupdate pic.twitter.com/AJYjhNQ13e
— Protokol & Komunikasi Pimpinan (@prokopimkablmg) April 12, 2020