Importance of natural disaster mitigation in Jayapura

Source: ANTARADate: January 18, 2022 ANTARA - Floods and landslides that struck Jayapura City, Papua Province, on January 6, 2022, for over a week left puddles and high mud mounds in the affected area. These are still visible in residential areas in the Organda Housing area of Heram and Konya S...

Facing Climate Change, Indonesia Still Wants Growth

Source: Who What Why Date: 16 August 2021 This story by WhoWhatWhy apprentice reporter Tivara Tanudjaja is produced in partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Jakarta is sinking. The Indonesian capital is going under faste...

Indonesia – Floods Damage Over 2,000 Homes in Aceh Province

Source: Flood ListDate: July 6, 2021 Disaster authorities in Indonesia report flooding and landslides in Aceh Province in the north of Sumatra Island have affected more than 6,000 people since 05 July 2021. Floods accompanied by some landslides were reported in seven districts of Teunom, Panga, Daru...

Broken Embankment, Midnight Flash Floods Hit 500 People in Bandung

Source: TempoDate: June 2, 2021 TEMPO.CO, Bandung - Flash floods hit Panyadap Village, Solokan Jeruk District, Bandung Regency. The incident on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, near midnight, quickly submerged dozens of houses, causing residents to flee to neighbouring houses. Several buildings were also dama...

Mining linked yet again to another severe flood in Indonesian Borneo

Source: MongabayDate: June 1, 2021 Recent floods that hit the eastern part of Indonesia Borneo may have been exacerbated by massive deforestation for coal mines.There are as many as 94 coal-mining concessions in Berau district, which was hit by floodwaters as high as 2 meters (6.5 feet).Twenty of th...

Floods Hit Bandung Regency, Submerged Thousands of Houses

Source: CNN IndonesiaDate: May 25, 2021  Bandung, CNN Indonesia - Floods have hit four sub-districts in Bandung Regency, West Java, since Monday (25/6). As a result, dozens of families in South Bandung temporarily fled. Based on the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Pusdalops...

IN FOCUS: The fight against Jakarta’s devastating yearly floods

Source: CNADate: February 6, 2021 (Updated: May 4, 2021)  The Indonesian government is exploring multiple options to contain the worsening floods, but there are obstacles including climate change and illegal settlements. JAKARTA: As thunderous clouds roll in from the sea, Jakarta residents brac...

Death toll rises to 75 dead in Flores, East Timor floods

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: April 5, 2021 More than 75 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday. Floods sparked by torrential rain have wreaked havoc and destruction on islands stretching f...

Torrential rains trigger flooding in West Aceh's 14 villages

Source: Antara NewsDate: March 31, 2021 Meulaboh, Aceh (ANTARA) - Persistent and heavy downpour lashed various parts of Aceh Province over the past week resulting in floods in 14 villages in West Aceh District on Tuesday. "The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that high...

Jakarta braces for more floods as rainy days expected this week

Source: CNADate: 22 February 2021 The Indonesian capital of Jakarta could see more flooding and landslides this week as the meteorology agency predicted rains of moderate to heavy intensity to sweep through the city over the next few days. The rains will primarily hit Jakarta in the evening and last...

Floods trigger power outages, evacuations in Indonesia's capital

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 9 February 2021 Floods, heavy rain and power outages led people to evacuate their homes in parts of Indonesia's capital on Monday, with the conditions -- worsened by the La Nina weather pattern -- expected to continue until March or April.  More than 1,000 people i...

Indonesia's latest natural disasters are a 'wake-up call', environmentalists say

Source: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Date: 22 January 2021  Key points: Indonesia's meteorology agency has warned of a potential increase in natural disasters up until MarchActivists say deforestation and environmental destruction contribute to disasters in IndonesiaIndon...

As floods hit Borneo, Indonesia urged to boost climate action under Paris accord

Source: Reuters (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Date: 18 January 2021  Deadly floods across parts of Indonesia are a stark reminder of the climate change risks facing the Southeast Asian nation, environmentalists said on Monday, urging the government to be more ambitious in its efforts to cut...

Eight dead in floods, landslides in North Sumatra

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 7 December 2020 Heavy downpours battering North Sumatra since Thursday have caused floods and landslides in some parts of the region, claiming the lives of eight people.  North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi said floods and landslides had been reported in some area...

Floods swamp residential areas in Bekasi

Source: ANTARA News Date: 25 October 2020  Flood waters reaching a height of up to 1.9 meters swamped several residential areas located on river banks connecting Cileungsi and Cikeas rivers, Bekasi City, West Java, on Sunday morning. "Some of the affected houses have an average water level...