Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Affect Java Island

At least one person died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.

Landslide in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency, 11 April. Photo: BPBD Bandung Regency

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said the landslide buried a house in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency on 11 April. The landslide was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Bandung Regency is working in the areas, carrying out damage assessments and working with local officials to offer support to affected residents.

Also on 11 April, flooding struck in Ponogoro Regency, East Java, affecting 125 people and damaging 25 homes.

Heavy rain has affected parts of Java Island since the start of the month, when flooding struck in Semarang District, Central Java Province, on 01 April 2021, damaging 221 houses and destroying 3. A total of 1,080 people were affected.

On 03 April flooding affected 110 people and damaged 19 houses in Situbondo, East Java, while flooding affected Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province on 06 April, damaging 28 homes. As many as 140 people were affected.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of further heavy rains, with possible lightning and strong winds in the West Java region for the next two days. BMKG also warned of extreme weather for a number of other areas of the country, including Aceh, East Java, North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.