For the forty-seventh week of 2022, a total of 24 disasters (19 floods, 1 earthquake, 2 landslides, and 2 wind-related) affected the ASEAN region. Indonesia and Thailand were reportedly affected. Strong winds, an earthquake, and flooding (due to long durations of heavy rainfall and the overflowing of rivers) were reported by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) in North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, West Java, Riau, East Java. Emergency Response Status is currently active in Cianjur as a result of the M5.6 Earthquake. Second, the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that flooding and landslide occurred in Cotabato. Lastly, Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that flooding occurred in several districts of Surat Thani and Trang in the Southern Region.
As of 27 Nov, as reported in the press conference of the command centre of the emergency operations in Cianjur, 73.9K persons are currently internally displaced (consisted of 40,161 females, 33,713 males, 92 people with disability, 1,207 pregnant women, and 4,240 elderlies) in 325 evacuation centres. The number of casualties has risen to 321 and a total of 7,729 have been injured. Damages include 62.6K houses, 14 health facilities, 16 office buildings, 398 educational facilities, 160 places of worship, 2 bridges, and 2 points of national and district roads. Urgent needs that have been identified as per BNPB, include tents/shelter, tarpaulins, blankets, mats, vulnerable group supplies, lighting equipment, and read-to-eat food with special emphasis on tents/shelter.
The AHA Centre remains in close coordination with BNPB Indonesia for any potential support that can be provided. The disaster event’s information is timely updated in ADINet – AHADID: AHA-EQ-2022-001369-IDN | GLIDE Number: EQ-2022-0003690-IDN.
For the past week, data from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) showed medium to high 7-day average rainfall spreading across Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and Papua in Indonesia; Sabah Malaysia; Region II of Philippines; North Central Coast, South Central Coast and Southeast of Vietnam; and West Thailand. As of reporting, there are no active tropical cyclone advisories for the ASEAN region (JTWC).
Nine (9) significant earthquakes (M>5.0) were recorded in the Indonesia’s Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). Mount Semeru (alert level III), Anak Krakatau (alert level III), Merapi (alert level III), Ili Lewotolok (alert level III), and Banda Api (alert level II) in Indonesia, and Taal (alert level 1), Kanlaon (alert level 1), Bulusan (alert level 1), and Mayon Volcano (alert level 2) in the Philippines reported recent volcanic activity according to the Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG) and PHIVOLCS.
According to the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), wetter conditions are expected over parts of southeastern Maritime Continent, the Philippines, and eastern and southern Mainland Southeast Asia. Warmer conditions are expected over parts of Myanmar. For the regional assessment of extremes, there is a small increase in chance to occur in Coastal eastern Mainland Southeast Asia, southern and central mainland Southeast Asia, southern Philippines, and the southeastern Maritime Continent for a very heavy rainfall event. La Niña conditions have been present. At the seasonal timescale, La Niña events tend to bring wetter conditions to much of the ASEAN Region.
ASEAN Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS); ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC); Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC);
Indonesia: BNPB, BMKG, PVMBG;
Philippines: NDRRMC, PHIVOLCS;
Various news agencies.