Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Yogyakarta Region

At least 5 people have died in Indonesia’s Yogyakarta Region after heavy rain over the last few days triggered flash floods and landslides.

The local Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said that the all administrative areas of the region – Yogyakarta City and Kulon Progo, Bantul, Gunung Kidul and Sleman regencies – have been affected. Over 170 homes have been damaged, along with roads and electricity lines.

The fatalities occurred after 2 landslides struck in areas of Bantul Regency. One person is reportedly still missing.

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Flood Summary

Last updated: March 20, 2019
Event
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 2019
Date
March 15, 2019
Type
Flash flood, Landslide
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall

Locations

A - Yogyakarta
B - Yogyakarta - Rainfall level 40.1 mm in 24 hours
C - Pacitan - Rainfall level 83 mm in 24 hours
D - Karangkates - Rainfall level 66 mm in 24 hours
E - Sangkapura - Rainfall level 69 mm in 24 hours

Magnitude

Rainfall level
40.1 mm in 24 hours
Yogyakarta - March 15 to March 16, 2019
Rainfall level
83 mm in 24 hours
Pacitan - March 15 to March 16, 2019
BMKG figures
Rainfall level
66 mm in 24 hours
Karangkates - March 16 to March 17, 2019
BMKG figures
Rainfall level
69 mm in 24 hours
Sangkapura - March 17 to March 18, 2019
BMKG figures

Damages

Fatalities
5 people
Yogyakarta - March 18 to March 20, 2019
Buildings damaged
172 buildings
Yogyakarta - March 18 to March 20, 2019