Indonesia – 3,000 Evacuated After Floods in West Nusa Tenggara

At least 3,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes after flooding in the province of West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia.

Floods West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia March 2018. Photo: West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Management

The floods came after 2 hours of torrential rain on 05 March, 2018, causing the Rabalaju River to burst its banks.

Flooding affected areas of Dompu and Bima regencies. Around 1,000 homes have been flooded, according to disaster officials in the province. Schools and health centres have also been flooded. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

Disaster officials said that flood waters began to recede later in the evening.

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Flood Summary

Last updated: March 6, 2018
West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, March 2018
March 5 to March 6, 2018
Flash flood
Extreme rainfall


A - Dompu
B - Bima


River level
Rabalaju River at Dompu - March 5 to March 6, 2018
Rainfall level
62 mm in 24 hours
Selaparang Airport near Mataram - March 4 to March 5, 2018
Most of the 62 mm fell in 3 hours. Mataram is about 250 km west of Dompu. No rainfall records are available for areas closer to Dompu.


3000 people
West Nusa Tenggara - March 5 to March 6, 2018