Where is the flooding in Indonesia?
Communities in West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Provinces of Indonesia have endured days of flooding where homes have been submerged and thousands of families evacuated. The flood situation for many areas has been ongoing since 13 July 2021.
Why is Indonesia flooding?
Seasonal downpours cause frequent landslides and floods, killing dozens each year in Indonesia, a chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.
What does Flash Flood mean?
Flash flood: A flood caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours. Flash floods are usually characterized by raging torrents after heavy rains that rip through river beds, urban streets, or mountain canyons sweeping everything before them.
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What is Indonesia’s religion?
According to population census data in 2010, 87 percent of Indonesians declared themselves to be Muslim, followed by 9.87 percent who were Christian. The Indonesian constitution guarantees religious freedom, and officially recognizes Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.
Are there floods in Bali?
Some more vulnerable areas of Bali are prone to landslides, floods and strong winds. They are Buleleng, Bangli, Tabanan and Karangasem. Flooding is a concern in parts of Bali’s capital of Denpasar due to poor drainage.