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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Flood and landslides disasters in Manado, in January 2014

Heavy rain which flushed Manado region during 2 days, causing flooding and mudslides in some areas. In fact, the local government office to be paralyzed, due to flooded up to 3 meters. Thirteen dead, two missing and 40,000 have been evacuated. The dead are likely to continue to grow until the flood subsided. Because there is no exact data.

Thousands of homes are being drowned in 5 districts, Wanea District, Sario, Tuminting, Tikala and Bunaken in Manado, North Sulawesi. High water in the 5 districts were varied, ranging from 1 to 3 meters. It is estimated that heavy rain will continue to fall in the next two to three days. So the house is sinking will have very severe damage. Not yet known amount of the loss.

In addition to the sinking, the bridge was also destroyed by floods. There are also roads cut off by landslides. Damage to bridges and roads lead to access to the flooded areas difficult. So the difficulty rescuers to the location of the flood. Rescuers had to walk the left evacuation equipment.

Floods and landslides in Manado caused by climate and bad weather that hit Indonesia. Torrential rains triggered by a low pressure air system in the waters south of the Philippines, which led to the formation of clouds intensive. In addition, the convergence effect of low pressure in northern Australia, so great clouds into Indonesian territory, but most of whom headed to Manado, North Sulawesi.

Four major rivers overflowed in the city of Manado, and swept away dozens of houses and vehicles. Disaster this time, bigger than ever in 2000, which caused 22 dead, and in February 2013 that left 17 dead.

Bali is also affected due to the bad weather. Some areas in Bali are also affected by the floods. Sanur and Kuta terkana flooding a few days ago.

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