Indonesia, Flash floods in Padang

10:00 Nov 5 2018 Lubuk Kilangan district

Indonesia, Flash floods in Padang
The flood emergency and landslide period of the city of Padang is set for 3-9 / 11/2018. Disaster impact: 2 people died (children aged 6 and 10 were washed away), 756 families were affected, 1,400 houses were submerged, 3 houses were washed away, 1 bridge was washed away, 1 suspension bridge was broken.


The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that at least two children were killed during floods that swamped Padang, West Sumatra over the weekend.

The children were identified as Jihat Melani, 6, and Pasilah Azhan, 10, the agency has said in a release.

The flood inundated around 1,400 houses in seven districts, including Pauh, Lubuk Kilangan, Lubuk Begalung and Koto Tangah.

“The Padang administration has declared an emergency status for seven days from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9,” BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.

At least 29 families in Lubuk Kilangan district are isolated currently as the flood brought down a bridge connecting their houses with nearby settlements. Joint personnel from the police, Indonesian Military (TNI) and related agencies have been deployed to the location to help the residents clean up the mud.

The local disaster mitigation agency and social affairs agency have also distributed aid to the affected residents, Sutopo added. (dmr)
Additional Data
Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: Lubuk Kilangan district


Affected Families: 756


Damaged houses: 1400Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 2 bridgesAccess to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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