Severe floods have now spread to northern Sulawesi. Gornotalo saw extreme heavy rainfall on 26th July which resulted in the deaths of 4 people, with a further 3 still missing. Over 200 people have been evacuated from the region.
10 people were killed in floods and landslides in North Sulawesi in February 2013.
Original Report from 24th July 2013:
Floods in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, have left 7 dead and destroyed 28,000 houses in the region. Heavy rainfall for several days prior to 19th July 2013 led to floods across South and Southeast Sulawesi. Some of the floods have left three districts in Konawe Selatan regency completely isolated.
Nearly 80 percent of Konawe Selatan regency is affected, leaving 227 villages under water, bridges damages and at least 2 dead. 28,000 people have been displaced in the regency after their houses were flooded or even washed away. Relief camps have been set up for the displaced, and food and medical supplies has been distributed.
Agriculture has also been badly affected. Officials say the flood also inundated 7,733 hectares of rice fields, 739 hectares of plantations, 111 hectares of crops and 964 hectares of fish ponds.
Sources: Jakarta Post