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Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - May 2020

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During 21 to 22 May, heavy and intense rain has submerged 11 villages of eight sub-districts in Samarinda city, East Kalimantan province. In addition to the heavy rainfall, the flooding was triggered by a rise in water level at the Karang Mumus river and Benanga dam. Responding to this event, the mayor of Samarinda city has declared a 14-day emergency response period from 22 May to 4 June. As many as 12,651 households (41,837 people) have been affected, one person was heavily injured, and at least four people have died in the aftermath of the flood, while 605 people had been evacuated to safer places. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Samarinda City Disaster Management Agency (BPBD Kota Samarinda) decided not to establish IDP centres. The majority of the displaced are from Sungai Pinang sub-district, and as of 26 May, they had been evacuated to their relative’s houses. As of 27 May, 346 people were still displaced at PKK building (Pemberdayaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga, Family Welfare Movement). This number is expected to decrease as the water recedes (IFRC, 2 Jun 2020).

On 3-5 June, flooding was reported across several areas of Central Java Province, leading to damage. According to ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), two villages were inundated along the north coast of the Java Sea in Tegal City, damaging 187 houses and affecting 1,335 people. Flooding was reported also in parts of Pekalongan City, affecting at least 100 people. Flooding, caused by heavy rain and river overflow, occurred in Sorong City (West Papua Provnce), damaging approximately 100 houses and affecting 500 people (ECHO, 8 Jun 2020).

Torrential rains on 11-12 June have caused flooding and landslides in the provinces of Gorontalo and South Sulawesi. In Bone Bolango District of Gorontalo province, some 12,000 people were affected, and over 2,500 houses and other buildings inundated by the overflowing Taluda river. In Jeneponto district of South Sulawesi, landslides buried four residents on 12 June. Rescue teams were deployed to the affected area, but at least one person was killed and three others remain missing. Some 2,300 houses were damaged in Bantaeng Regency, South Sulawesi due to flooding. According to local government, the damage to houses, bridges, and roads is estimated at around US$2 million (OCHA, 15 Jun 2020).

Heavy rain affected several sub-Districts of Aceh Utara and Bener Meriah Regency (Aceh Province, northern Sumatra) over the last few days, causing the overflow of several rivers and leading to casualties and damage. The most affected sub-Districts are Nisam, Matangkuli, Pirak Timu, and Lhoksukon. According to the initial estimation collected by the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA), 358 people have been displaced and 121 households affected in Matangkuli sub-District (ECHO, 16 Jun 2020).

Heavy rain continues to affect Sumatra and Java, triggering floods and landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), 10,560 people have been affected due to the overflow of several rivers in Asahan Regency and Simalungun Regency (North Sumatra Province). AHA centre and the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) report more than 3,408 affected people in West Java Province after widespread floods and landslides. In addition, houses, buildings and crops have been flooded, several roads blocked by water and debris. Local authorities of Tasikmalaya Regency are conducting damage assessment, dispatching help and evacuations for those affected (ECHO, 22 Jun 2020).

Flooding in Southeast Sulawesi continues to displace local populations. In Konawe, overflowing rivers temporarily displaced 2,000 people / 1,100 households. The local government declared an emergency response phase from 17 to 30 June and provided basic relief assistance (OCHA, 23 Jun 2020).

On 20-21 June, widespread floods triggered by heavy rain affected several areas in Tanah Laut Regency (South Kalimantan Province), particularly Kintap and Jorong Subdistricts, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), 2,186 people have been affected, some people evacuated and 525 houses damaged. (ECHO, 23 Jun 2020).

As of 25 June, floods in Kapuas Hulu Regency in West Kalimantan affected at least 150 households and 750 people, with more than 150 houses submerged as high as 50 cm. (AHA Centre, 25 June 2020). Flooding in West Kotawaringin Regency in Central Kalimantan Province also affected at least 136 households, where houses were submerged and village road access was cut off due to flooding. At least 680 people were affected. TRC BPBD of West Kotawaringin Regency conducted a rapid assessment and coordinated with related agencies. Kerabu village area experienced a slight decrease in water discharge due to floods that inundated settlements and roads. (AHA Centre, 25 June 2020)

Heavy rain affected several areas in the Provinces of Central Kalimantan and South Sulawesi since the last week, triggering floods and leading to casualties and damage. According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), 1,069 people have been displaced and relocated in five evacuation centres across Lamandau Regency (Central Kalimantan) and 150 have been affected in Murung Raya Regency (Central Kalimantan). In Luwu Regency (South Sulawesi), 2,950 people have been affected over four Sub-regions/districts and three villages. The authorities of Lamandau declared the State of Emergency Response for 15 days starting from 25 June. The Rapid Response Team (TRC) and the local authorities are working closely in the evacuation process, providing help for those affected. Moderate to heavy rain is expected across the affected Provinces, particularly in Central Kalimantan. Since 27 June, high-intensity rain and improper drainage system is triggering flooding in Bolaang Mongondow Selatan Region, North Sulawesi Province. Early warning was sent to the affected areas. There were 220 houses inundated and 1,100 people affected. The local disaster management authority (BPBD) conducted assessment and coordinated with the local government (ECHO, 29 Jun 2020).

Heavy rain affected several parts of Sulawesi Island and Maluku Islands on 3-4 July, causing floods due to the overflows of the main rivers and resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), in Gorontalo Province (northern Sulawesi) 1,321 people have been displaced across Bone Bolango Regency, 2,991 affected and 895 houses damaged over Boalemo Regency. In Sula Islands Regency (North Maluku Province, Maluku Islands) 240 people have been displaced, 1,190 affected and 238 houses damaged. (ECHO, 06 Jul 2020).

Flash floods caused by heavy rain and strong wind in Sunggau District, West Kalimantan on 8 - 9 July, with water level reaching 1.5 metres high. At least 2 sub-villages (Gramajaya and Nekan), located in the cross-border area of Indonesia and Malaysia are affected. Although the water has receded, heavy rain continues to affect the area. Hundreds of houses along the river are damaged, inundated under water and covered with mud. 721 households or 2,690 people are affected and displaced to the surrounding safe places. No fatalities have been reported. (ECHO, 10 Jul 2020).

Floods have been inundated many areas in South Sulawesi and left post-flood debris and mud in height between 1-4 metres in Masamba, Baebunta and Sabbang subdistricts. Approximately 213 unit houses are covered by mud and debris, 10 unit houses have been washed away and at least 4,930 unit houses affected by the flash flood. About 4,202 households or 15,994 people have been affected with 21 fatalities and 23 people reported missing. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency reported that search and rescue operations were hampered by thick mud covering roads and houses. As of 15 July, at least 2,650 people have been evacuated. The number of those affected and victims may increase, as some villages are still not accessible. In addition, electricity, communication networks and water supply are completely cut off. (ECHO, 16 Jul 2020)

The Mayor of North Luwu has declared state of emergency in North Luwu, South Soulawesi, Indonesia for 30 days due to moderate and heavy rainfall that caused flooding and landslides in multiple locations in North Luwu. As of 17 July, at least 3,627 households (14,483 person) were reportedly evacuated, and 30 fatalities have been recorded while the search is on-going for 15 persons missing (data collection are still being conducted). (AHA Centre, 17 Jul 2020)

In South Sulawesi Province, following the widespread floods and landslides that affected North Luwu Regency over the last few days, the number of fatalities has increased to 38. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports, as of 19 July, 67 people are still missing, 51 have been injured and 14,483 displaced in the sub-districts of Sabbang, Baebunta and Massamba. Additional floods triggered by heavy rain have been reported in Sidengreng Rappang Regency (South Sulawesi Province) on 17 July, where four people died, three others have been injured and 3,640 affected. In South East Sulawesi, as of 21 July, 42 villages in 14 sub-districts located in Konawe district remain inundated with flood level ranging from 1-2 metres. Approximately 2,354 household or 5,678 people affected by the floods. Around 368 household or 1,211 people evacuated themselves in to 3 evacuation zones. Several paddy fields and various farms affected by the floods in 6 villages located in Konawe districts. Furthermore, in Sintang Regency (West Kalimantan Province), widespread floods affected approximately 72,000 people. (ECHO, 21 Jul 2020)

As of 24 Jul 2020 high intensity rainfall in Bolaang Mongondow Regency as well as the overflowing of the Salongo, Molibagu, and Tolondadu rivers caused flooding in Bolaang Uki, Tomino, and Helumo sub-districts according to Indonesia’s Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana. It is estimated that 18.847 households have been affected. (AHA Centre, 24 Jul 2020)

According to the authorities and the AHA Centre, more than 16,000 people have been affected, 253 displaced and 3,355 houses were damaged in Aceh Province (northern Sumatra). In Bengkulu Province (south-western Sumatra), 1,180 people have been affected and 236 houses were damaged. In addition, in Gorontalo Province (northern Sulawesi) 13,244 people have been affected, 453 displaced and more than 13,000 houses were damaged. Local authorities are providing help for those affected. (ECHO, 30 Jul 2020)

Heavy rain in South Bolaang Mongondow district, North Sulawesi province caused the Bolangaso, Toluaya, Salongo, Nunuka, Mongolidia, Milangodaadan rivers to overflow resulting in flash floods on 1 August. 11 villages in the subdistricts of Bolaang Uki, Tomini and Helumo are affected by the floods. At least 29 houses have been washed away, 64 houses are heavily damaged and 1 bridge broken. 1,327 households, or 4,308 people, are affected. (ECHO, 3 Aug 2020)

Following flooding in Gorontalo City of Gorontalo Province when the Bone and Bolango rivers overflowed on 29 July, a further 29,447 people have also been displaced. The Rapid Response Team of the Gorontalo City has conducted a rapid assessment and is coordinating with relevant agencies to distribute aid. (OCHA, 4 Aug 2020)

Heavy rain in many parts of the country caused floods and flash floods over the last week, triggering landslides. Following flash floods in South Bolaang Mongondow Regency (North Sulawesi Province) one person has died, 22,655 people have been affected, 73 houses and 5 bridges damaged and roads flooded. In South Aceh Regency (Aceh Province) one person died, 6 are missing and one was injured following heavy rain and strong winds. 2,483 people have been displaced in Bone Bolango Regency (Gorontalo Province) and several buildings have been damaged. (ECHO, 6 Aug 2020)

Responding to the flood emergency situation that started on 25 July, South Bolaang Mongondow district government declared an initial emergency status for the area from 26 July to 6 August. Due to the impacts from the flash flood, which occurred on 1 August, a decision was made to extend the emergency status until 26 August. According to latest field reports, the flood has receded in most of the affected areas. As of 4 August, there have been eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Bolaang Mongondow district, with seven people recovered. To date, no positive cases have been reported from the evacuation zone. However, there have been dengue cases reported in the area earlier in the year, making the displaced households more vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases. Dengue is endemic in many cities and towns in the country and the infection rate increases every year. It is estimated that about 80 per cent of regencies and cities are affected. The increasing infection rate is associated with increased rainfall and temperatures. (IFRC, 12 Aug 2020)

On 10-11 August, flooding affected Sulawesi island, specifically Central, and South Sulawesi Provinces. According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), in Pinrang Regency (South Sulawesi), at least 350 housing units were damaged by flooding, leaving 1,000 affected people. In Parigi Moutong Regency (Central Sulawesi), flood waters affected at least 1,465 people, while damage assessment is still ongoing. (ECHO, 13 Aug 2020)

On 5-6 September, heavy rain caused flooding, landslides and river overflow across West Sumatra, West, and Central Kalimantan Provinces, resulting in casualties and damage. According to ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), one person died in Melawi Regency (West Kalimantan), and 4,864 residents have been affected by flash floods and landslides occurred across West Kalimantan. In South Kalimantan, the overflow of Satui River left 221 diplaced people, and affected more than 12,800 individuals. In West Sumatra, at least 780 people have been affected, and about 200 houses were damaged by flooding casued by the overflow of Harau River (Limapuluh Kota Regency). Orange alters for heavy rainfall and lightnings have been issued for the affected Provinces on 7-8 September, and moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast over most of West Sumatra, West and Central Kalimantan Provinces on 7-9 September. (ECHO, 7 Sep 2020)

High-intensity rainfall, the overflow of some rivers, and poor drainage systems have caused localized flooding events in different parts of Indonesia as reported by the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB). As of 9 September, at least 5,200 families/18,100 people have been reportedly affected, and approximately 5,200 houses have been damaged in Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan. BPBD Rapid Response Team of Mempawah has conducted rapid assessments and evacuation of residents and coordination with related agencies. On another note, flooding in Lamandau, Central Kalimantan has prompted the regent of Lamandau to issue a decree on emergency response during 6 - 15 September. As of 13 September, BNPB Rapid Response Team has finished providing assistance in the regency. (AHA Centre, 13 Sep 2020)

Floods and river overflow triggered by heavy rain occurred on 12-14 September across several Provinces of Indonesia, resulting in at least 4 fatalities and widespread damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), and Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), three residents died and one is missing in Bone Bolango Regency (Gorontalo Province), one fatality occurred and one person is missing in Lamandau Regency (Central Kalimantan Province), and one person died in Melawi Regency (West Kalimantan Province). Flooding left at least 2,000 residents displaced and around 13,000 people have been affected. More than 3,740 houses have been damaged or destroyed by flood water across the aforementioned Provinces and North Sumatra. (ECHO, 14 Sep 2020)

Since 13 September, heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country, leading to casualties and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, 2 people died and a house has been damaged following a landslide in Sorong City (West Papua Province). The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management reports 1,490 affected people in Donggala Regency (Central Sulawesi Province) and in Ketapang Regency (West Kalimantan Province) following flood events. (ECHO, 17 Sep 2020)

Flashfloods hit Sukabumi District in West Java following torrential rains on 21 September. According to local Government, at least 12 houses were washed away, and 85 houses were inundated and sustained varying degrees of damage. Three people are missing and 971 people are displaced, according to media reports. (OCHA, 22 Sep 2020)

The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports 2 fatalities, one missing person, 10 injuries, 210 displaced and more than 400 affected people in Sukabumi Regency (West Java Province) after the flash floods. The Sukabumi Regency Government has established an emergency response status for 7 days, from 21 to 27 September. In Jakarta Province, following the widespread floods 104 people had been displaced. (ECHO, 23 Sep 2020)

Several landslides triggered by heavy rain occurred across Tarakan City (North Kalimantan Province, northern Borneo Island, central Indonesia) on 28 September, resulting in casualties. National authorities report that 11 people died and 3 others were injured in two sub-districts (in North Tarakan and in Central Tarakan.) Landslides damaged at least 19 residential units. (ECHO, 29 Sep 2020)

Heavy rain and strong wind have been affecting several parts of the country over the past few days, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, 2 people died due to heavy rain in Papua Province, 847 household have been affected in North Sumatra Province following widespread floods and 548 families have been affected by strong wind in Banten Province (Java Island). The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management reports additional floods in 2 Provinces of Sumatra, Lampung and West Sumatra, where more than 6,500 people have been affected. (ECHO, 2 Oct 2020)

On 1-5 October, flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain resulted in one death, missing people, and damage to infrastructure and houses in Indonesia. In West Java Province, media report one death and three missing people following flash floods in Cianjur Regency. Floods and landslides in Bogor and Kuningan Regencies have left more than 470 people affected and 123 houses damaged. In East Java Province, a landslide damaged at least 41 houses and has affected over 210 residents. Flooding in Bengkulu Province (south-west Sumatra) affected 133 residents, damaging 50 buildings and destroying two bridges. Several villages in Seluma Regency remain inaccessible. (ECHO, 7 Oct 2020)

Since 8 October, heavy rain has been affecting Bali, Sumatra and Sulawesi Islands, triggering floods and landslides that have resulted in casualties and damage. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports as of 10 October, one fatality, one injured person, 2 damaged houses, and some damaged roads across Desan Nongan Town (Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, eastern Bali) due to a landslide. Floods have affected hundreds of people across the country. In North Sumatra Province, AHA Centre reports 1,205 affected people, more than 240 damaged houses across Mandailing Natal Regency, and 340 affected people throughout Mamasa Regency (West Sulawesi Province). Additionally 272 households/1,085 people in Seluma District and 46 households/230 people in South Bengkulu were impacted. (ECHO, 12 Oct 2020)

Since 15 October, flash floods and rivers overflow have been affecting Central Sulawesi Province, as reported by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB). In Donggala Regency, high rainfall caused the overflow of Powelua River, that resulted in 955 affected families and several houses damaged. One bridge connecting remote villages has been damaged. In Toli-Toli Regency, 350 people have been displaced, as the houses were damaged or destroyed by a flash flood event. (ECHO, 16 Oct 2020)

Heavy rain and strong wind have been affecting central Indonesia (particularly Kalimantan, Java, and Bangka Belitung Islands) since 13 October, triggering floods and landslides that have resulted in damage. The AHA Centre, and the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports as of 19 October, 100 displaced, 175 affected people and 45 damaged buildings across the Sukabumi Regency (West Java Province) due to floods and landslides. In addition, 350 affected people, and 24 damaged buildings were reported across Bangka Belitung Island, as well as 125 displaced, 170 affected people and 34 damaged buildings across Barat Regency (Central Kalimantan Province), due to the floods. Moreover, 135 affected people, and 41 damaged buildings were reported across the Barito Kuala Regency (South Kalimantan Province) due to the strong wind. (ECHO, 19 Oct 2020)

Heavy rain has been affecting Sumatra Island over the past few days, causing a landslide that has resulted in casualties and damage. Media report, as of 23 October, 11 fatalities occurred on 21 October at a coal mine in Tanjung Lalang Village (Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra Province). (ECHO, 23 Oct 2020)

Several parts of Indonesia have been affected by flooding following five days of heavy rain. 501 people are displaced and 1,469 houses and public buildings damaged in West Java Province and floods in Bekasi Regency and Depok City have affected 7,600 people. Floods in Central Kalimantan Province have affected 435 people, damaging 87 houses. 60 people are displaced in West Sumatra Province, 325 affected and 60 houses damaged. Warnings have been issued for heavy rain, lightning and strong winds for West Java, and Central Kalimantan. (ECHO, 26 Oct 2020)

Floods and landslides have been triggered by heavy rain in Central and West Java provinces, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), two people died in Pangandaran Regency (West Java) following a landslide. In West Java, at least 5,559 families have been affected and 160 houses damaged in Pangandaran and Ciamis Regencies. In Central Java, 500 residents were displaced in Cilacap Regency, 1,650 houses flooded and more than 5,080 people affected. (ECHO, 29 Oct 2020)

Heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country, mostly the central-western Indonesia, over the last few days causing floods, flash floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. According to the national authorities and AHA Centre, 2,107 people have been displaced in Kebumen Regency (Central Java Province), 704 families affected in Balangan Regency (South Kalimantan Province) and other 400 people affected in South Pesisir Regency (West Sumatra Province). (ECHO, 3 Nov 2020)

Heavy rainfall continues to affect the Islands of Sumatra and Java over the past few days, causing floods and leading to casualties and damage. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management more than 32,000 people have been affected in Pasuruan Regency (East Java Province) and South Aceh Regency (Aceh Province). More than 6,400 houses were damaged. (ECHO, 6 Nov 2020)

Widespread floods triggered by heavy rain have affected most parts of the country on 8-11 November, leading to casualties and damage. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), 3 people have been injured, almost 1,000 affected and 97 public buildings damaged in West Nusa Tenggara Province (Lesser Sunda Islands, central Indonesia). At least 2,800 people have been affected and 140 houses damaged in 3 Provinces of Sumatra Island (Jambi, West Sumatra and Riau). (ECHO, 13 Nov 2020)

Since 11 November, heavy rain continues to affect central-western Indonesia, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), 940 people have been affected and 90 displaced in 2 Provinces of Java Island (West Java and Central Java). More than 300 people have been affected in West Nusa Tenggara Province (Lesser Sunda Islands), 20 people have been displaced and 266 affected in Aceh Province (Sumatra Island). On 16-17 November, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over most parts of the affected Provinces. (ECHO, 16 Nov 2020)

The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports, as of 17 November, 5 fatalities and 4 severely damaged houses in Bogangin and Banjarpanepen Villages (Sumpiuh District, Banyumas Regency, Central Java Province). Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall to locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country, including over the Java Island. (ECHO, 18 Nov 2020)

Heavy rain has been affecting Java Island since the last few days, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage. According to media reports, two people have died in Cilacap Regency (western Central Java Province) and 3,811 have been displaced across 46 villages of Central Java Province. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) reports 57 affected and 51 displaced people in Pacitan Regency (East Java Province). (ECHO, 20 Nov 2020)

Widespread floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have been affecting several parts of the country (mostly Sumatra and Java Islands) over the past week, resulting in casualties and damage. According to Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), three people died in Java Island, of which two in Kendal Regency (Central Java Province) due to floods and one in Cianjur Regency (West Java Province) following a landslide, two other people have been severely injured. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) reported widespread flood events across Aceh Singkil Regency (Aceh Province, Sumatra) and Padang Pariaman Regency (West Sumatra Province) where 261 people have been displaced, 979 affected, and 243 houses damaged. (ECHO, 23 Nov 2020)

Widespread floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have been affecting several parts of Indonesia (particularly Sumatra and Kalimantan) over the past few days, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), approximately 12,200 people have been affected and 2,338 houses damaged in Jambi Province (Sumatra). More than 6,600 people have been affected in other 3 Provinces of Sumatra: Aceh (3,437), Bengkulu (2,410), and West Sumatra (785). Furthermore, 240 people have been displaced and 2,855 people affected in Central Kalimantan Province. (ECHO, 27 Nov 2020)