/ Five villages in the District Kayen, Pati regency, Central Java, on Thursday (05.01.2012), submerged in flash floods /
/ Hundreds of homes in five hamlets in the village of Blega, District Blega, Bangkalan regency, East Java, on Thursday (5 / 1), due to overflowing rivers flooded after heavy rains flushed Blega on Wednesday (4 / 1) night. /
/ Flash floods submerge thousands of homes still in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan, Thursday /
/ Floods Submerge Some Areas in Tuban /
/ Floods and landslides hit Pekalongan regency, Central Java. Flood tides (Rob) left at least 387 houses submerged in water. /
/ Nakhon Si Thammarat is still facing severe floods although the heavy downpours have stopped. Two people previously reported missing have been found alive while one person is still unaccounted for after he was seen washed away by tidal waves in Tha Chana district /
/ Floodwaters inundated several parts of Kuching City /
Flash flood scenes around Kuching City
Floodwaters inundated several parts of Kuching City after 12 hours of continuous rain. A massive traffic congestion spread as drivers snake their way through the six roads leading into the city. Many roads were impassable to small vehicles.
Meanwhile Bernama reported a spokesman of the state flood operations room said the flooded roads are Green Road, Batu Kawa Road, Badarudin Road, Matang Road, Tabuan Road and Sultan Tengah Road.
“We received reports of floods in the residential areas of Dewa Wira and Stapok and it is learned that several residents have moved out of their homes,” he said.
There have been no reports so far of schools having to close, he said.
The spokesman said the floodwaters are expected to recede soon as the Sarawak River is at its normal level.
Meanwhile the King Tides for the state are expected from this weekend until January 16 with the highest at six metres on January 12, according to the Sarawak Almanac.
Army takes the plunge as Nakhon Si Thammarat battles floods
Nakhon Si Thammarat is still facing severe floods although the heavy downpours have stopped while Army engineers are undertaking a damage |survey in the two hardest-hit areas to prepare for recovery operations.
The bodies of two teenage boys, washed away by flash floods while travelling on a motorcycle in Muang district on Monday, were found yesterday, in addition to the body of a nine-year-old girl who drowned in Yala.
Army helicopters were patrolling over Nop Phitham district and its tambon Krung Ching, where a large number of residents have been isolated, after many roads and a bridge were washed away by flood water. A military bridge is being erected to transport heavy machinery needed for road repairs in the flooded areas.
Flood victims are being cared for by Army medics and personnel, while local commanders said the bridge should be in use by tomorrow when more supplies would be brought in to affected residents along with Army machinery.
In Ron Phiboon district, a hill in tambon Hin Tok caved in, blocking access to a village and a school, trapping an estimated 1,000 residents. Long cracks had been seen on Khao Wang hill but the heavy rains led to the mud and rocks sliding down. The access had been regularly used by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn when she visited the school.
More than 70 tourists, stuck at the Tha Ha waterfall in Lan Ska, have been rescued and are now residing at a resort free of charge courtesy the provincial authorities, Governor Wiroj Jirarangsan said.
Damrong Phidej, the director-general of the Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said frequent mudslides or landslides in the South had been caused by widespread deforestation and illegal rubber plantations in sloping areas.
"There are about 200,000 rai of illegal rubber plantations in restricted areas," he said, adding that these were financed by business people and corrupt politicians, and a new department survey on the practice was under way to verify the areas encroached.
Of 23 districts in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 14 have been declared disaster zones with some 124,000 people in 290 villages affected, 3,000 others evacuated, and about 120 roads and 30 bridges damaged.
In Songkhla, most schools in Hat Yai district remained closed due to the floods.
A flood-damage report in Chumphon estimated a loss of Bt50 million in property damage, while about 67,000 people from 20,000 families, 395 roads and 18 bridges have been inundated or damaged.
In Surat Thani, the flood situation is easing and everything should return to normal by tomorrow, provincial governor Theerayuth Iamtrakool said, after a trip to survey flood damage. Two people previously reported missing have been found alive while one person is still unaccounted for after he was seen washed away by tidal waves in Tha Chana district.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would visit the flood-hit provinces in the South after the budget debate ends tomorrow.
Soak flood Five Villages in Central Java Pati
Five villages in the District Kayen, Pati regency, Central Java, on Thursday (05.01.2012), submerged in flash floods caused by rain for over an hour down in the local area.
Five villages namely Sumbersari, Slungkep, Kayen, Srikaton, and Trimulyo.
Camat Kayen Sudiharso said, since the flood occurred at 17.00 pm due to overflow of river water Mangin Right and Left.
The flow of the river was not able to accommodate the flow of water from Kendeng Mountains region.
He estimates, conditions Kendeng rather barren mountains contribute to flash floods in five local villages.
"Because the perception of rain less than the maximum, so that Mangin River Right and Left are not able to accommodate, because in recent years narrowed and sedimentation," he said.
However, he said, still lucky because Mangin River Right is normalized so that its water capacity greater than before.
"So the number of houses are flooded less than before," he said.
Height of standing water in their respective houses vary.
"Depending on the height of the foundation of a house or flat, while certainly no homes were damaged," he said.
The number of houses scattered in five villages, estimated at 1447 units, while the stagnant reaches hundreds of homes with varying heights.
"We're concerned, when rain occurred more than two hours because of potential flooding in the surrounding area is quite large. In fact, the five villages are often hit by flash floods," he said.
To minimize the impact of flash floods, he said, residents are invited to plant trees in the area Kendeng Mountains. The trees were useful as the capture rainwater.
Previously, residents also planted mahogany and teak trees in the area Kendeng Mountains.
"Tree-planting activity will we galakkan, given the local people also began to realize, that preserve the forest and the surrounding environment is very important," he said.
Residents in several villages in the District Kayen also mobilized to clean gutters and drains of sediment in order not to cause flooding when it rains.
Until around 18:30 pm, a puddle of water began to recede, although there are still some rural roads and highways are flooded with a height of 25 centimeters. Some motorists are reluctant to pass on the streets for fear of breaking down.
One resident who crossed the road Pati-Kayen, Andre (27), say, the height of a puddle in the road reaches the adult knee, so motorists should be extra careful.
"Luckily, I was riding a motorcycle that does not strike," he said. (Fat / An)
Hundreds of homes in flooded Bangkalan
BANGKALAN - MICOM: Hundreds of homes in five hamlets in the village of Blega, District
Blega, Bangkalan regency, East Java, on Thursday (5 / 1), due to overflowing rivers flooded after heavy rains flushed Blega on Wednesday (4 / 1) night.
In addition to soaking hundreds of homes, flooding also cripple economic activity and the citizens as the main market street in the District Blega also submerged. Office of the Police Sector (Police) Blega also submerged, until the police officer must rescue equipment administration and other essential goods.
"Our service is temporarily performed by emergency conditions, because the headquarters could not be used by the floods," said Chief of Police Blega Sabhara Unit, Inspector Two Eko Widodo.
So far, there were no residents who were displaced. They only save the goods to a safer place. Some of them secure furniture to the side of Highway Blega and covered with tarpaulin. According to residents, the river began to overflow from the Thursday morning after the rain in the area of proficiency level and other areas in the region upstream of the river.
On Thursday morning, flood waters began to soak the area in the right and left side of the river and reached a peak around 07.00 am. A number of merchants that will sell in the market Blega forced wares on the roadside until further jam up traffic flow.
Worse, the pathway is the only path that connects Bangkalan and Sampang through the south. Until this news was revealed floods have receded. Locals estimate the water will recede in the afternoon along the sea receding. "Usually not until much. Maybe this afternoon is receding. That is, if the upstream region of heavy rain does not fall anymore," said Amirullah, a resident of Kramat Road, Blega. (MG/OL-01)
Thousands Still flooded house in South Kalimantan
Metrotvnews.com, Banjar: Flash floods submerge thousands of homes still in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan, Thursday (5 / 1). In addition, the floods also inundated a number of roads and government office buildings in Samarinda, South Kalimantan.
Although gradually subsided, as many as 89 villages in Banjar Regency, still tergenangi flood. So far, the District of West and Subdistrict Martapura Tabuk River is still the worst affected areas. In addition, the floods also soak the provincial road along the 19 kilo meters, resulting in impaired transport access.
Worse, local residents were forced to consume water flooding due to difficulty in obtaining clean water. It made thousands of people feared diseases caused by consuming contaminated water.
Meanwhile, a number of roads, office buildings, and the campus of the University August 17, 1945 in Samarinda, also flooded two feet. As a result, the activity of office and forced perkuliahaan temporarily closed untuki
Floods Submerge Some Areas in Tuban
Metrotvnews.com, Tuban: Heavy rain which flushed City of Tuban, East Java, for two hours resulted in a number of roads, offices, and houses submerged in water. These floods could make people panic.
Floods submerge seen Diponegoro Street, Scout, and Road Wahidin Sudirohusodo. Residents who live near the road that was trying to save their precious objects belonging to a safer place.
The height of water that reaches 50 centimeters was not only inhibit the rate of vehicles, also for traders who are forced to stop selling. According to residents, the flood that hit the city of Tuban are common.
Poor drainage systems and logging activity in the limestone hills in the southern town of Tuban, thought to be the trigger of flooding. Region of limestone hills that are upstream from the flow of water toward the city Tuban. (DSY)
Floods and Landslides Landa Pekalongan
PEKALONGAN - MICOM: Floods and landslides hit Pekalongan regency, Central Java. Flood tides (Rob) left at least 387 houses submerged in water. Meanwhile, the 75-meter-high cliff material that landslide covered the main line along the 100 meters.
Media Monitoring of Indonesia in Pekalongan, Thursday (5 / 1), at least 387 houses in the village of Tratebang, District Wonokerto, Pekalongan Regency paasang submerged sea water (rob) due to the breakdown in the mouth of the river levee embankment along the 12 meters.
Flood with a height of 30-60 centimeters are starting to get into the township waarga since Wednesday (4 / 1) afternoon. Flooding is quite surprising residents. (OL-11)