July 19, 2013. Two residents of the Indonesian province of South East Sulawesi were killed and nearly 30,000 were left homeless as a result of severe floods, said Friday the newspaper Jakarta Post.
«Two of the victims were residents of the colony and subareas Laeyya», — said the head of the district administration South Konave Imran (Imran). Almost continuous rain for the past few days has led to the fact that in this area the water was almost 80% of its territory, he added.
Just South Konave flood inundated 227 villages completely destroyed 447 homes, damaged four bridges and landslides caused by it violated a message on many roads. Currently, under the water are almost 3.5 thousand houses, and more than 27.8 thousand people living in them are forced to seek refuge in the unaffected disaster areas, said Imran.
District authorities are doing everything possible to assist its people, he added. «We built evakotsentry and distribute such aid as food, medicine and blankets», — concluded the head of the district.
Illegal felling of forests largest archipelago of the world in recent years often leads to severe floods throughout its territory. According to Indonesian media reports, it was the main cause of deforestation disaster in October 2010 in the town Vasior West Papua province, which is located in the far east of Indonesia. Prolonged heavy rains overflowed the lake over the city and the river, which comes out of it. They came out of the banks, and streams of water up to three meters hit the city and its surroundings, uprooting old trees and demolishing houses and bridges. As a result of the floods killed nearly 300 people, a few of the surrounding villages literally wiped off the face of the earth. Evacuated from the disaster zone then had more than 9,000 people.