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24 Apr 2020 | 09:25 AM UTC

Indonesia: Flooding kills four in West Java and Central Kalimantan April 23

Indonesia News Alert

Heavy rains and associated floods kill four in the West Java and Central Kalimantan provinces as of April 23; further rain forecast

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Indonesia, West Java province, Central Kalimantan province

Event

As of Thursday, April 23, heavy rains and associated floods that have affected the West Java and Central Kalimantan provinces have killed at least four people. In Cimhahi city (West Java), one person died on Tuesday, April 21, and residents were evacuated by emergency services. On Monday, April 20, the inclement weather left three people dead in the Damang Batu district (Central Kalimantan) while three others are still missing. Rescue operations are ongoing.

Additional moderate rain is forecast in the affected provinces on Friday, April 24.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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