Flash Flood in Indonesia on Monday, 05 December, 2011

Flash flood swept Kulawi District, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi on Saturday, Dec 3. The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) recorded that five locals died from the flood. “Five people died, one person is missing, and 412 villagers are evacuated,” said BNPB’s spokesperson, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, today, Dec 5. The flash flood also destroyed 36 houses, seriously damaged 147 houses, one school and one village hall, and slightly ruined 46 houses. Sutopo explained that to anticipate the flood, the disaster management agency has coordinated with related parties for emergency actions. Also, they have evacuated the affected villagers to a secure location. BNPB’s quick response team has also arrived at the scene to provide assistance to the disaster management agency for any further actions.