Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 7 people and displaced more than 2 000 in Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the country's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Heavy rain caused…

9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the…

Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to…

Severe floods damage thousands of homes in Indonesia and Malaysia

Severe floods damage thousands of homes in Indonesia and Malaysia

Heavy rainfall has been affecting parts of Malaysia and Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing floods that damaged thousands of homes. In Indonesia, the affected provinces were Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra. Floodwater was reportedly…