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Bali Starts the New Year with Rains and Flooding


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(1/3/2014)

Bali welcomed 2014 with two days of continuous rain that resulted in flooding in some parts of the island.

The rains that started on New Years Eve and continued through Thursday, January 2, 2014, brought flooding to the Badung regency, including parts of the popular tourist area of Sanur and Kuta where emergency assistance crews evacuated tourists using rubber boats.

The areas of Sanur affected by flooding on Thursday, January 2, 2014, were surrounding Jalan Bumi Ayu. Other areas of Denpasar hit by flood were Jalan Antasure (North Denpasar), Perumahan Widuri Permai ( West Denpasar) and the sub-district of Pemogan (South Denpasar).

Jalan Bumi Ayu in Sanur saw tens of homes inundated by knee-deep floodwaters. Flooding in Sanur also affected Sindu Kelod and Batu Jimbar. Public Works officials deployed water pumps to these areas to reduce the effect of flooding and channel excess water into the drainage system.

Meanwhile officers from the Disaster Mitigation Service (BPBD) sent crews with three rubber boats to evacuate local residents, many foreigners staying at tourist accommodation, outside the flood zone.

The head of the Sindu Kelod Community, Kadek Mudayasa, told Nusa Bali that the flooding in this area of Sanur was a yearly phenomenon caused by the disappearance of farming lands and the resulting inability of catchment areas to reabsorb rain.

Flooding also occurred in the Pemogoan area of South Denpasar where thigh-level water caused people to seek higher ground on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Local officials blamed the flooding on the lack of catchment areas, the low-lying characteristic of the land and drainage canals clogged with refuse.

The tourist area of Kuta was not spared from floodwaters. Jalan Nakula Legian and Jalan Sunset Road measured floodwaters that were 70 centimeters high when the Tukad Mati overflowed its banks. Flooding was also reported in portions of Seminyak, such as Jalan Dewi Kunti Seminyak.

Armed Forces and BPBD officials lent assistance in the evacuation of local residents from the flooded areas.

The moist grounds in Denpasar also resulted in an old tree on Jalan Hayum Wuruk in Denpasar falling, leaving the road blocked while tens of emergency crew cleared the tree and re-established fallen electrical lines.

Tabanan in West Bali experienced landslides that caused damage to a home at Banjar Tundak in Baturiti.

In Giayar landslides and trees fell at a number of locations. The foundations of the Tegenungan Bridge in Sukawati were reportedly undermined by floodwaters, according to DenPost. In the village of Lebih on Bali’s east coast two villagers were almost swept into a raging river when a section of their land collapsed. Trees fell in the villages of Medahan, Kerams, Klusa and Payangan.

Officials of the Denpasar Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecast the peak of South Bali’s rainy season will be in January and February.


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