Indonesia - Severe weather (BNPB, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 March 2022)

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  • Heavy rainfall and strong wind have been affecting central and western Indonesia (in particular Provinces across Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi Islands) since 8 March, causing floods, flash floods and a number of strong wind-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Java, the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports, as of 11 March, one fatality and a number of evacuated people in Tuban Regency (East Java Province) due to flash floods, while 33 affected families and 30 damaged houses were reported across Semarang Regency (Central Java Province) due to a tornado event.
  • BNPB also reports more than 320 affected people and 89 damaged houses in Medan City (North Sumatra Province) due to floods and 17 affected families and eight damaged houses were reported across Banggai Regency (Central Sulawesi) due to a flash flood event.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall with locally heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country, including the three mentioned Islands.