At least 3,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes after flooding in the province of West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia.
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.
1.120 KK terdampak banjir yang melanda di 6 kelurahan/desa Kecamatan Dompu Kabupaten Dompu NTB. BPBD telah mendistribusikan bantuan dan mengevakuasi warga. Tidak ada korban jiwa. #Banjir @BNPB_Indonesia @RadioElshinta pic.twitter.com/KW1Gd0ltpP
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) March 5, 2018
B - Bima
Rabalaju River at Dompu - March 5 to March 6, 2018
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.
West Nusa Tenggara - March 5 to March 6, 2018