Heavy rain, strong winds and high tides caused rivers to overflow in South Sulawesi on 22 January.
Some areas of the province recorded over 300mm of rain in 24 hours. Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said that several rivers had overflowed and flooding was reported in the districts / areas of Jeneponto, Gowa, Maros, Soppeng, Barru, Wajo, Bantaeng, Pangkep and Makassar City.
Flooding in Gowa was also caused by the release of water from the Bili-Bili Reservoir.
Thousands of homes have been damaged as well as 4 bridges. At least 6,000 people are thought to have been displaced.
BNPB said that 5 people have died in Jeneponto and 3 people are still missing. Three people also died in floods in Gowa. One further missing person was reported in Pangkep.