High tides have caused flooding in parts of Central Java, Indonesia, over the last few days, damaging hundreds of homes in Tegal and Pekalongan. Meanwhile heavy rainfall has triggered flash flooding in West Papua Province on New Guinea Island in the far east of the country.
Central Java Province
Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that 187 homes were damaged after high tides triggered tidal floods in the city of Tegal in Central Java Province.
Over 1,300 people from 267 families living in low-lying areas were affected buy the flooding, which began during the afternoon of 03 June.
According to a report from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Tegal City, the worst affected areas are the villages of Muarareja and Tegal Sari.
High tides have also caused flooding in Pekalongan City, around 60km east along the coast from Tegal. Antara news agency reported that hundreds of residents were evacuated after flooding struck on 02 June.
West Papua Province
Heavy rain caused flooding in Sorong Regency in West Papua Province on 03 June. Sorong Regency local disaster authority BPBD reported around 500 people were affected after flooding damaged over 100 homes. There were no displacements however.
Heavy rain caused rovers to overflow, with flood waters up to 60cm deep in some areas. BPBD is coordinating relief efforts with relevant agencies and urged the public to be vigilant.
Heavy rain has also recently affected neighbouring province of Papua, where 174mm fell in 24 hours to 05 June, 2020.
Dilaporkan dari POSKO PMI Kab. Tegal kejadian /Bencana sbb:
Kejadian : Banjir Rob
Lokasi : Kelurahan Dampyak RT:1,2,3,4,5 dan 6 RW:07 Kec. Kramat Kab. Tegal
Waktu : Rabu, 03 Juni 2020, Pukul 17.00 wib.
Update : Rabu, 03 Juni 2020 ,Pukul 23.00 WIB#PMISiapBantu #PMISelaluBantu pic.twitter.com/69wBGgWwCs
— PMI Kabupaten Tegal (@PMIKabTegal) June 4, 2020
Banjir terjadi di dua kecamatan Kab. Sorong, Prov. Papua Barat (3/6), antara lain Kec. Salawati, Ds. Majener dan Kec. Mayamuk, Ds. Makotyamsa dengan TMA ± 60 cm akibat hujan dengan intensitas tinggi dan meluapnya anak sungai.#banjir #InfoBencanaBNPB #PusdalopsBNPB pic.twitter.com/5fx1YlkhcR
— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) June 4, 2020