150,322 People Affected By Floods In Indonesia


October 9, 2022


At least 150,322 people have been affected by floods in several parts of Indonesia in the period from October 3 to 9, 2022, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reported.

“A total of 150,322 people have been affected by the floods. Currently, there are still refugees at 80 points,” the agency’s acting head of disaster data, information, and communication center, Abdul Muhari, noted during a disaster briefing in Jakarta on Monday.

He said that the October 3–9 period broke the record for the most disaster events compared to previous weeks, with 70 disasters reported that were dominated by wet hydrometeorological disasters.

The 70 disasters consisted of 69 wet hydrometeorological disasters and one dry hydrometeorological incident.

“Of these 70 incidents, some 36 involved flooding, 18 landslides, and 15 extreme weather events,” Muhari informed.