Indonesia, Flash flood in Tanggamus regency, Lampung

17:46 Oct 26 2017 Tanggamus regency, Lampung Province

Indonesia, Flash flood in Tanggamus regency, Lampung
On Thursday morning (26/10 2017) around 07.00, a flash flood has occurred at Kelumbayan and West Kelumbayan district in Tanggamus Regency, Lampung Province, Indonesia. The worst affected areas are in Pekon (village) Napal, Sinar Harapan and Sinar Maju, thus approximately a total of 1,309 people have been affected.

Crisis Center of Indonesian Ministry of Health reported that the flash flood with height reaching 2 meters inundated about 400 houses, 1 medical facility (Posyandu Pekon Napal) and 2 schools (Pekon Napal elementary school and Pekon Penyandingan junior high school).

As reported by local media, the flash flood also cut-off one regional road and resulted in the loss of electricity and communication access, which resulted in a delay of emergency response team to reach the affected areas. The team that comprises of Tanggamus regency disaster management agency (BPBD), military and Search and Rescue team were all present in the disaster areas with equipment for live-saving, evacuation and public kitchen.

UPDATE 30 October 2017,
Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) has released Analysis on Extreme Weather in Kelumbayan district, Tanggamus Regency in the following address:
Additional Data
Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: Lampung Province


Affected Persons: 1309


Damaged houses: 400Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 2Damaged medical facilities (e.g. hospital): 1Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): Loss of electricity and communication servicesAccess to early warning: No

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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