LATEST NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDONESIA


Floods, landslides hit across Indonesia
February 15, 2008, 1:36 pm
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Severe weather created havoc in a number of areas of the country, with floods in West and East Java and East Nusa Tenggara, landslides in both East Java and South Sulawesi, while bad weather at sea continued to make problems for shipping, with seven fishermen reported missing off East Java.  

Floods submerged more than 2,500 buildings and brought many public facilities to a halt in three districts in Karawang, West Java, following incessant rain early Thursday.

The floodwater reached up to one meter in Batujaya, Tirtajaya and Tempuran districts.

Last week, six districts in Karawang were inundated up to 100 cm high, flooding around 15,000 hectares of farming land and hundreds of houses.

Floods also hit Ende regency in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara on Wednesday, destroying four houses, an elementary school and a bridge connecting two villages.

The flood, triggered by three days of incessant rain, also inundated dozens of hectares of farm land.

Also in East Nusa Tenggara, dozens of houses located in the coastal area of Maumere district in Sikka regency were swept away by tidal waves, Sikka regent Alex Longginus said Thursday.

“There are no reported casualties but the tidal waves destroyed dozens of houses in coastal areas and forced the occupants to take shelter elsewhere,” Longginus said.

Seven fishermen were reported missing when their boat capsized off Losari coastal in Brebes, East Java on Wednesday morning.

A search and rescue team from Brebes had to temporarily stop searching for the victims due to bad weather.

At Tolitoli, Central Sulawesi, a three meter high wave hit a coastal village, destroying at least four houses and forcing residents to evacuate.

In East Java, a landslide in a forest park at Pacet, Mojokerto district, following torrential rains in the area, cut the main road from Mojokerto to Batu. In Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, a landslide cut off several roads in the area. There were no reported casualties.

Severe weather created havoc in a number of areas of the country, with floods in West and East Java and East Nusa Tenggara, landslides in both East Java and South Sulawesi, while bad weather at sea continued to make problems for shipping, with seven fishermen reported missing off East Java.  Floods submerged more than 2,500 buildings and brought many public facilities to a halt in three districts in Karawang, West Java, following incessant rain early Thursday.The floodwater reached up to one meter in Batujaya, Tirtajaya and Tempuran districts.Last week, six districts in Karawang were inundated up to 100 cm high, flooding around 15,000 hectares of farming land and hundreds of houses.Floods also hit Ende regency in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara on Wednesday, destroying four houses, an elementary school and a bridge connecting two villages.The flood, triggered by three days of incessant rain, also inundated dozens of hectares of farm land.Also in East Nusa Tenggara, dozens of houses located in the coastal area of Maumere district in Sikka regency were swept away by tidal waves, Sikka regent Alex Longginus said Thursday.“There are no reported casualties but the tidal waves destroyed dozens of houses in coastal areas and forced the occupants to take shelter elsewhere,” Longginus said.Seven fishermen were reported missing when their boat capsized off Losari coastal in Brebes, East Java on Wednesday morning.A search and rescue team from Brebes had to temporarily stop searching for the victims due to bad weather. At Tolitoli, Central Sulawesi, a three meter high wave hit a coastal village, destroying at least four houses and forcing residents to evacuate.In East Java, a landslide in a forest park at Pacet, Mojokerto district, following torrential rains in the area, cut the main road from Mojokerto to Batu. In Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, a landslide cut off several roads in the area. There were no reported casualties.


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