Overall Green alert Flood
in Indonesia

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102617
Death: 15
Displaced: -
Countries: Indonesia
From - To 10 May - 12 May

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Indonesia - Lahars, update (ECHO 15 May 2024)Wed, 15 May 2024 11:13

  • The death toll has increased following the cold lahars - a cold mixture of water and volcanic deposits that flows down the slopes of a volcano and typically enters a river valley - triggered by very heavy rainfall that occurred in the upstream area of Mount Marapi, West Sumatra province on 11 May.
  • As a result of this event, flash floods and mudslides hit several regencies and cities in the province. 
  • According to the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB), 58 people have died, 35 people  have been reported missing, 33 others have been injured and more than 1,500 families have been affected. In addition, several roads and bridges have been damaged and flooded.
  • Search, rescue and relief activities are being conducted by the authorities. 
  • On 16-17 May, moderate to heavy rain with localized thunderstorms is still forecasted across the West Sumatra province. Warnings for heavy rainfall are in effect across most of the affected regencies (including Agam, Padang Panjang, Padang and Padang Pariaman). 
Sumatra Island, Indonesia, Mid-May 2024BNPB reported severe flash flooding and lahar flows from Mount Marapi in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia, from 11 May 2024. Flooding also impacted areas of Padang City for the third time in recent weeks. ADINet also reported flooding in areas of Ogan Ilir Regency at this time.Sun 12 May 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),