Heavy Rains, Flooding Impact Indonesia
Heavy rainfall at the start of the week triggered river overflows and flooding across parts of Indonesia. In Kota Bandung in the West Java province, intense rainfall led to flooded streets—with reports of cars being swept by flood waters “like a small tsunami”—and hundreds of inundated houses (BNPB).
In the province of Gorontalo, heavy rainfall caused the Boyonga, Marisa, Meloopu, and Bulota rivers to overflow, which led to flooding in the districts of Limboto, Limboto Barat, Pulubala, and Tolonguhula (BNPB). According to reports, an estimated 1,500 houses were flooded, as well as infrastructure and public facilities, including hospitals, health centers, and offices.
RVA Country Profile: Indonesia
This Week in Hazards
- According to reports, heavy rainfall over parts of Spain (since October 21) has led to flooding in all eight provinces of Andalusia, with Seville the most affected (Floodlist).
- As of October 25, an estimated 38,000 people remain displaced in the Philippines following impact by Typhoon Haima on October 19 (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA). Known locally as Lawin, the typhoon damaged or destroyed approximately 81,000 houses and affected an estimated 432,000 hectares of agricultural land. Assessments are ongoing, especially as response agencies gain access to provinces previously cut off by obstructed roads and flooding (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA, IFRC).
- Two strong earthquakes (reported at 6.1M and 5.5M) shook central Italy on October 26, both occurring near the location of the deadly 6.2M earthquake that struck in August (USGS, ECHO). Response activities are ongoing, and officials in Italy have extended the state of emergency declaration from August to include the effects of Wednesday’s quakes (Protezione Civile).
Current Hazard Warnings
Tropical Cyclone: Seymour (Eastern North Pacific)
Flood: Spain, Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland), Indonesia
Drought: Sri Lanka, United States (Western, Southern, Northeastern)
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