Indonesia floods - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia floods


Torrential rains flood Indonesia capital

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:02 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties after the latest deluge, but parts of the city grind to a halt as neighborhoods are swamped in muddy water, while power outages hit some districts

FLOODING. Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi, West Java on February 25, 2020. Photo by Rezas/AFP

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Jan 04, 2020 - 1:21 PM

(UPDATED) This week's disaster marks Jakarta's worst flooding since 2013 when dozens were killed after the city was inundated by monsoon rains

INDONESIA FLOODS. A man carries his sick wife to the river bank to take a boat for medical assistance at the Sukarame village in Lebak, Banten province on January 3, 2020, after flooding triggered by heavy rain which started on New Year's Eve hit the area. Photo by Sammy/AFP

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jan 03, 2020 - 8:41 PM

Around 192,000 residents have been evacuated to temporary shelters, with many unable to return to waterlogged homes in neighborhoods that have been turned into wastelands

Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Tens of thousands of Indonesia's residents are evacuated to temporary shelters in the area, home to some 30 million, with scores of homes damaged

FLOODS. A fleet of taxis are seen at the operator's submerged parking lot following overnight rain in Jakarta on January 1, 2020. Photo by Ralia/AFP

9 dead after Indonesian capital hit by flooding

Jan 01, 2020 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) A 16-year-old is electrocuted by a power line, while 3 more people die of hypothermia

TORRENTIAL FLOODS. This handout aerial picture taken and released on January 1, 2020 by Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows flooded houses and buildings following overnight rain in Jakarta. Photo by AFP

Floods in Indonesia kill dozens, thousands displaced

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) Indonesia's disaster agency confirms 29 deaths and says at least 13 more people are missing in Sumatra island's Bengkulu province

A police line is placed at a damaged bridge following torrential rain in Bogor, West Java on April 28, 2019. Photo by Rangga Firmansyah/AFP

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 remain unaccounted for in the disaster's aftermath

EVACUATION. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Military on March 19, 2019 shows soldiers helping residents to evacuate after the flash floods in Sentani. Handout photo by Indonesian military/AFP

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89 with dozens missing

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Indonesian government issues a 14-day state of emergency in Papua

INDONESIA FLOODING. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on March 19, 2019 shows a flooded area in Sentani. Handout photo by BNBP/AFP

Baby reunited with dad as Indonesia flood death toll hits 79

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) The 5-month old is plucked from debris inside a house where his mother and siblings were found dead in the hard-hit town of Sentani

At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua province

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain on Saturday

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:04 PM

At least 17 people are confirmed killed in the last 3 days in North Sumatra province, while 5 others are killed in West Sumatra

LANDSLIDE. A woman with a suitcase makes her way along a destroyed road in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

26 dead, 19 missing in Java landslides, floods – official

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Receding flood waters revealed scenes of destruction with houses reduced to rubble and upturned cars and debris strewn throughout muddy streets

An Indonesian search and rescue team joined by volunteers remove debris from an area hit by a landslide in Sumedang on September 21, 2016. Timur Matahari/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Indonesian netizens demand Jokowi show arrested sate worker mercy shadow legislature set to hold first plenary meeting Jakarta residents brace for rainy season and more

RESCUE. Search and Rescue members rescue stranded people from their flooded houses as residents wade through a flooded street in Jakarta on January 19, 2014. Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia floods leave 16 dead, tens of thousands displaced

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:10 PM

People waded through waist deep water to get to safety while some took to rubber dinghies to escape the rapidly rising flood waters

FLASHFLOODS, LANDSLIDES. Cars are seen on top of each after being hit by flood waters in Manado on January 16, 2014. Photo by Yudi Makka/AFP

8 killed in Indonesian floods, landslides

Jul 30, 2013 - 2:46 PM

At least 8 people are dead and 5 are missing after flooding and landslides hit eastern Indonesia an official said on Tuesday

Indonesia floods, landslides kill 13

Feb 17, 2013 - 7:14 PM

Flooding and landslides hit North Sulawesi and forced the evacuation of 1 200 people