Heavy rains over the past few days have affected more than 60,000 people in 4 districts in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, from widespread flooding.
Indonesian Emergency Management Agency Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) has reported floods and landslides in North Luwu, Wajo, Soppeng and Bon in South Sulawesi since 28 August 2021. In some areas, the depth of flood waters reached 2 meters.
As of 30 August, a total of 14,175 families or 62,860 people have been affected. In addition, 12,763 houses were damaged, as well as bridges, roads, schools, medical centers and other public buildings.
The BNPB also reported flooding in the Sigi regency of Central Sulawesi province following heavy rains on August 29, 2021 that flooded the Rogo River in the South Dolo area. About 80 houses were damaged, as well as 2 bridges. There were no reports of casualties or wounded.
Indonesia's meteorological agency, BMKG, reported 107 mm of precipitation fell in Masamba in the North Luwu regency in the 24 hours to 28 August, and 150 mm in Mazhena in West Sulawesi.