Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, 1 Missing, Hundreds Evacuated

Heavy rain continued affecting several areas of Indonesia over the last week. Media report that over 1,000 homes have suffered damage and hundreds of people have evacuated in parts of Jakarta. At least 2 people have died and 1 is missing after heavy rain triggered landslides in the Cianjur Regency of West Java province.

Jambi and South Kalimantan

Hundreds of houses have been flooded in Sarolangun Regency of Jambi, and Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan, according to a spokesman from Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB).

West Java Landslides

Heavy rain has also affected areas of Lampung, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, West Java over the last few days.

Several landslides were reported in Cianjur Regency, West Java province. On 09 March, a landslide injured 11 people and damaged a hotel building in Cianjur town. The previous day landslides in the villages of Sukaresmi and Sukamahi left two people dead and one missing.

Jakarta Floods

BNPD said that heavy rain upstream in the Puncak areas, the mountainous region in West Java, caused levels of the Ciliwung River to rise quickly on Monday 07 March 2016. Several districts in East and South Jakarta were flooded as a result.

The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency reported on Tuesday 08 March that floods were affecting 8,815 people from 2,507 households. Berita Jakarta reports that over 400 households were evacuated in Rawajati, South Jakarta.

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