|Indonesia : Flood : 2000/05|
|Outline||Floods caused by heavy rain over the last 3 days, have drenched the southern part of Belu district in West Timor, Indonesia. The affected area is flat and very low-lying, and forms a major rice growing area with an estimated 100,000 people living in the region. The rains continue and the death toll is expected to rise. According to unconfirmed information, 125 people have died as a result of the floods. In all, an estimated 20,000 people have been affected and 100 houses have been destroyed.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2000/05/24|
|50,000 people have been reportedly affected in some way by the flooding, out of the area's population of 100,000.
20,000 people are estimated to have been severely affected, and require assistance.
|The Government estimates that 60% of houses have been either damaged or destroyed in Malaka Barat.
Roads throughout the affected areas have deteriorated due to the combination of poor maintenance, intensive traffic and the exceptional rainfall.
|OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2000/05/22|
|Several unconfirmed estimates rate the number of dead as high as 148. 10 people are reported missing.|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/05/19|
|Several unconfirmed estimates rate the number of dead as high as 148.||An estimated 35,000 people have been left homeless.
As bridges have collapsed and roads have become impassable, efforts to assess the affected area have been hampered. The floods have inundated the rice growing area, causing the complete destruction of crops and ruining reserve stocks.
|OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/05/18|
|Over 90 people, including many refugees, are reported to have died in the floods, mainly in the sub-districts of Malaka Tengah and Malaka Barat. The rains continue and the death toll is expected to rise. According to unconfirmed information, 125 people have died as a result of the floods.||In all, 100 houses have been destroyed. There seems to be no access for road traffic between Kupang, the capital of Nusa Tenggara Timur province in West Timor, and Atambua in Belu. The main roads and bridges along this stretch of land have been completely cut off.