The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by a tropical cyclone Seroza is rising on several islands in southeastern Indonesia.
– 55 people have died, but this number will definitely change. At the same time, Indonesian crisis officials’ spokeswoman Rathidya Dadi, a spokeswoman for Channel TV’s Metro TV, said about 42 people were still missing.
Authorities in the small country between Indonesia and Australia say at least 21 people have been killed in East Timor.
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in many parts of Indonesia, from Flores to East Timor. Several thousand people have been evicted.
Rains and subsequent landslides flooded ponds and submerged homes. This has created very demanding conditions for rescue workers.
Many bridges collapsed and trees collapsed blocking roads. Reuters reports that at least one shipwreck was caused by high waves triggered by the hurricane.
– The Norwegian Emergency Management Agency (PNPPA) says we are sending disaster relief supplies such as food, blankets and more.
President Joko Widodo expressed his condolences and urged residents to follow government guidelines during extreme weather.
– I have heard that disaster relief must be carried out quickly and well, he is said to have said.
The volcanic landslide killed 18 people
At least 18 people have been killed and more than 60 missing in a landslide caused by a volcanic eruption and subsequent rains on the island of Lembada in eastern Nusa Tenggara province.
Thomas Ola, head of the Lombardy district, says a mixture of volcanic ash, rock and rock from the volcano Mount Levodolo has devastated homes and villages after heavy rains.
– Fourteen villages are isolated and roads are impassable. He told the DPA news agency that the death toll was expected to rise as they received more information.
The Levodolo volcano has emitted ash and dust several times in recent months.
Deaths and floods are common during the rainy season in large parts of Southeast Asia.
The Indonesian Meteorological Agency warns that parts of Indonesia may experience heavy rains, strong winds and strong waves throughout the week.
As of March 30 this year, Indonesia had recorded 968 disasters, most of which were rain and rain-related events, of which 414 were caused by floods.
Some bright spots in the fight for rainforests
At least 26 people have been killed in a devastating earthquake in Indonesia