Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Bali

Heavy rain in the northern part of Bali triggered a landslide on 29 January, 2019.

According to Bali’s disaster agency BPBD Bali, the landslide in Mengening Village, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency, buried a house killing four people. Sixteen people were injured and required medical attention.

Aftermath of a landslide in Mengening Village, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia, 29 January 2019. Photo: BPBD Bali
Landslide in Mengening Village, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia, 29 January 2019. Photo: BPBD Bali
Landslide in Mengening Village, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia, 29 January 2019. Photo: BPBD Bali

South Sulawesi Flood Death Toll Climbs

Meanwhile Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) said the flood waters have started to recede after the devastating flooding in South Sulawesi earlier this month.

BNPB said that, as of 27 January, BNPD the death toll had climbed to 68. Seven people were missing, 47 people injured, and 6,757 people displaced.

Over 30 houses have been washed away by the flooding, 5 buried by landslides and a further 26 heavily damaged. Almost 5,000 houses have been inundated by flood water. Ten bridges also suffered damage and over 16 km of roads were underwater. Schools and public buildings also suffered damage.
The flooding has affected 106 villages within 13 districts of Jenepoto, Maros, Gowa, Makassar-city, Soppeng, Wajo, Barru, Pangkep, Sidra, Bantaeng, Takalar, Selayar and Sinjai district.

Flood Summary

Last updated: January 31, 2019
Event
Bali, Indonesia, January 2019
Date
January 29 to January 30, 2019
Type
Landslide
Cause
Extreme rainfall
Disaster officials in Bali said heavy rainfall triggered a landslide in Mengening, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency, killing at least 4 people. The rain fall was likely extremely localised and therefore no significant rainfall figures were available for the area from BKMG or WMO.

Locations

Mengening, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency

Damages

Fatalities
4 people
Mengening, Kubutambahan district, Buleleng Regency - January 29 to January 30, 2019

Flood Summary

Last updated: January 30, 2019
Event
South Sulawesi, Indonesia, January 2019
Date
January 22 to January 30, 2019
Type
River flood
Cause
Reservoir release, Extreme rainfall
Heavy rain, strong winds and high tides caused rivers to overflow in South Sulawesi on 22 January. The overflowing rivers included the Jeneberang, Topa, Allu, Bululoe, Tamanroya, Kanawaya, and Tarowang according to BNPB and media reports.

Initial assessments suggest that the districts / areas of Jeneponto, Gowa, Maros, Soppeng, Barru, Wajo, Bantaeng, Pangkep and Makassar City were all affected, with at least 8 fatalities reported.

Flooding in Gowa was also caused by the release of water from the Bili-Bili Reservoir.

On 27 January, BNPB said the impact of the disaster recorded 68 people died, 7 people were missing, 47 people were injured, and 6,757 people were displaced but flood water had begun to recede.

Locations

A - Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
B - Maros
C - Soppeng
D - Barru
E - Wajo
F - Bantaeng
G - Makassar City
H - Bawangkaraeng - Rainfall level 308 mm in 24 hours
I - Lengkese - Rainfall level 329 mm in 24 hours
J - Limbung - Rainfall level 328 mm in 24 hours
K - Bili-Bili - Rainfall level 88 mm in 24 hours
L - Bili-Bili Reservoir, Gowa Regency - River level 100.64 metres

Magnitude

Rainfall level
308 mm in 24 hours
Bawangkaraeng - January 21 to January 22, 2019
BMKG records
Rainfall level
329 mm in 24 hours
Lengkese - January 21 to January 22, 2019
Rainfall level
328 mm in 24 hours
Limbung - January 21 to January 22, 2019
Rainfall level
88 mm in 24 hours
Bili-Bili - January 21 to January 22, 2019
River level
100.64 metres
Bili-Bili Reservoir, Gowa Regency - January 22 to January 22, 2019
BNPB said that as of 22 January the Bili-Bili Reservoir had started to decline to 100.64 meters

Damages

Fatalities
68 people
South Sulawesi - January 22 to January 27, 2019
As of 23 January, BNPD said reported fatalities in Jeneponto (5 fatalities) and Gowa (3) and 3 people missing in Jeneponto and 1 in Pangkep. Later reports suggested 26 dead and 24 missing. As of 27 January, BNPD said 68 people died, 7 people were missing, 47 people were injured, and 6,757 people were displaced.
Evacuated
6,757
South Sulawesi - January 22 to January 27, 2019
As of 23 January numbers of displaced was unclear, but estimated at around 6,000 for all South Sulawesi including 1,400 in Marros, 2,200 in Gowa and 1,000 in Makassar City.
Injured
47 people
South Sulawesi - January 22 to January 27, 2019