Severe floods hit Sumatra, damaging thousands of homes and leaving 3 people dead, Indonesia

aceh province sumatra indonesia flood damage january 2023

Floods caused by heavy rainfall affecting parts of Sumatra island, Indonesia since January 21, 2023, have damaged more than 15 000 homes and left at least 3 people dead.

The worst affected were areas in Aceh Province, located in far north Sumatra, with flooding reported in the regencies of Pidie Jaya, Aceh Tamiang, East Aceh, Bireuen, Pidie, and North Aceh.

Local authorities reported one fatality in Aceh Tamiang Regency, and two in Padang Pariaman Regency in West Sumatra Province.

The floods have damaged more than 15 000 homes.

In addition, the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reported that more than 40 people were evacuated people, 18 homes and 2 bridges were damaged in the Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province.

Parts of the province experienced flood waters as high as 3 m (10 feet).

More than 6 100 people have been affected across the Cirebon Regency, West Java Province.

Featured image credit: Indonesian Red Cross Society


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