Floods, landslides kill in Central Java

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At least 24 people have died after heavy rains and floods triggered landslides in the Indonesian province of Central Java. An additional 26 people remain missing, said spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency.

Heavy rains drenched several areas for much of Saturday, causing flooding and landslides in 16 towns and cities across the province.

The Bogowonto river in Purworejo was also swollen due to floodwaters.

Most of the landslides and flooding occurred in the Purworejo subdistrict, where 11 people died and 26 are reported missing. A search is underway for those still unaccounted for.

In one incident, truck passengers tried to clear debris from a small landslide that had blocked the road. A number of motorcycles were behind the truck when a bigger landslide hit them. Nine people died in that incident.

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 2.38.24 AMIndonesian police and villagers carry the body of a flash flood victim in Sibolangit, North Sumatra on May 16.

Disaster officials, the military and police joined forces with nongovernmental and volunteers to rescue and evacuate residents from affected areas.


Heavy rains and flooding also hit West Sumatra on Thursday and Friday, killing one person and displacing thousands. The floods there have since subsided. June is usually relatively dry in the region. Click here to read more.

Jesus Calms the Storm

The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters, and they subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” He asked. Frightened and amazed, they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him!” -Luke 8:24-25

Lord, send your healing and strengthen the hurting. Direct them to you for hope and power. May they call on the name of Jesus who calms the storm and controls the winds and the waves.


2 responses to “Floods, landslides kill in Central Java

  1. That’s an interesting way to go with this article because I was thinking of the perspective of Matt. 24:37 with the parallel being so many floods around the world corresponding with the prophecy given that the last days would be like the days of Noah. Thus, we see so much more flooding going on all over the world.

    • Well, as you know The Flood that destroyed the earth, save eight souls being saved will never be done again. God gave man that covenant with the symbol of the Rainbow (Covenant between God and man that he would never destroy the earth using a flood). So when speaking of the days of Noah, people will be murderers/slanders,/adulterer’s/sexual immorality/ etc. and living sort of speak normal lives. Storms and disease will be explained away by science and then God’s judgment will fall and no unsaved person will no what hit them until its too late. At this time God will give them spiritual blindness and they will never make the connection of the wisdom found in the Bible and what is happening until they all perish.

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