Heavy Rainfall Triggers Flooding in Indonesia
Throughout the week, heavy rainfall triggered flash floods that have affected parts of western Indonesia (ECHO, ReliefWeb/AHA Centre). Subang, located on the northern coast of the West Java province, has been on ‘emergency status’ since May 24 as flash floods continue to impact the city (BNPB). According to reports (as of May 24), flooding in Subang has displaced 388 people and caused a number of injuries and deaths (BNPB).
Heavy rainfall also led to flash flooding that affected parts of the West Kalimatan province, where at least 300 houses have been submerged in four subdistricts of Mempawah; while in parts of the North Sumatra province, heavy rains caused the Aek Sangkunur and Batangtoru rivers to overflow (ReliefWeb/AHA Centre).
RVA Profile: Indonesia
This Week in Hazards:
- Severe weather conditions associated with an area of disturbed weather (referred to as Invest 91L) in the Atlantic is affecting the Dominican Republic, as heavy rainfall over the past few days has affected several provinces, especially in the northern region of the country (ECHO, ReliefWeb/COE). As of May 25, flooding has displaced 1,550 people and impacted more than 520 homes (ECHO). Of the 11 provinces currently on alert for possible flash floods, riverine flooding, and landslides, Santiago and Monte Cristi are on Yellow Alert for increased risk and ‘severe emergencies’ (ReliefWeb/COE).
- Restrictions on outdoor fires are currently being enforced in the ‘Restricted Fire Zone’ of Ontario, Canada, as multiple wildfires burn through the province’s Northwest Region (MNRF). By the afternoon of May 26 (local time) two new fires that had ignited the day prior have been extinguished and response operations are ongoing to at least six active fires in the region (MNRF). Fire and emergency management officials are currently monitoring 19 active fires throughout the province (OEM).
Current Hazard Warnings
Flood: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, United States (Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming), Somalia, Ethiopia
Drought: Micronesia, Melanesia, South/Southeast Asia, Southern Africa (Madagascar), the Americas (United States, Bolivia)
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