Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 86 people have died with dozens still missing.
Where are the floods located?
A floodplain is an area of low-lying, flat land along a waterway. Vast floodplains are found in central and western New South Wales and Queensland and in parts of Victoria and Western Australia.
Which city often gets flood in Indonesia?
Flooding in Jakarta occurs on the northwest coast of Java, at the mouth of the Ciliwung River on Jakarta Bay, which is an inlet of the Java Sea and has happened recently in 1996, 1999, 2007, 2013, and 2020.
Why is there flooding in Jakarta?
Jakarta was hit by two major floods on 1 January 2020 and 20 February 2021, with extreme rainfall, believed to be the cause for both. The fact that Jakarta was built on a delta with 40% of the area below sea level, has made the city naturally vulnerable to flooding.
When was the last flood in Indonesia?
Flash floods occurred throughout the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and its metropolitan area on the early hours of 1 January 2020, due to the overnight rain which dumped nearly 400 millimetres (15 in) of rainwater, causing the Ciliwung and Cisadane rivers to overflow.
What country has the most floods?
Bangladesh is the country that experiences the most flooding. Its low-lying area, combined with over 230 rivers, also makes it the country most susceptible to soil erosion and saltwater intrusion.
What country is sinking the fastest?
But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it’s causing the city to sink. Today, Jakarta is the world’s fastest-sinking city.