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Event: FF Flash Flood
Number: 2020-000170
Country: IDN Indonesia
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Date (YMD): 2020-7-16
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Information Source:Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia or PMI) and Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)
Comments: Melawi, Ketapang and Sintang, West Kalimantan: Heavy rainfall along with strong winds have caused flooding in several districts in West Kalimantan province commencing on Wednesday, 8 July 2020. By 16 July water levels had receded in two districts, Kapuas Hulu and Sanggau but three districts, including Melawi, Sintang and Ketapang, were still inundated, with water levels ranging from 200 - 700 cm. The flooding in Melawi district is due to the overflowing of Melawi and Pinoh rivers which have submerged residential areas in 9 sub-districts. Approximately 16,971 HH (65,531 People) have been affected, and 6 houses have been severely damaged. The worst flood impacts have been felt in Sayan, Tanah Pinoh, and Sokan sub-districts. North Luwu and Wajo districts, South Sulawesi: High intensity rainfall, starting in North Luwu District on 13 Jul 2020, has prompted the overflowing of three rivers, Masamba, Rongkang, and Radda causing flooding in the sub-districts of Masamba, Sabbang, Baebunta, South Baebunta, Malangke, and West Malangke. Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG; The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency) forecasted potential heavy rainfall in the region between 13-19 July 2020, especially in Masamba area, North Luwu and has warned for more flooding. This warning of potential heavy rainfall event could worsen the situation and disrupt ongoing evacuation, and search and rescue operations.
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