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Denpasar Suffers Flash Flooding

Baliís Rainy Season Sees Several Areas of Denpasar Hit by Flash Floods.

(11/13/2011) Bali’s capital of Denpasar suffered sporadic flash flooding on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, during the course of heavy rains that inundated the island’s south. Rushing waters washed away a bridge on Jalan Pulau Biak in Denpasar, claiming the life of a 29-year-old-man, Alfin, who, together with his motorcycle, were washed away when the bridge collapsed.

Several days later the man’s lifeless body was recovered by rescues workers, ensnarled in a garbage net stretched across the Tukad Badung river.

During the flooding almost all homes situated along the banks of the Tukad Badung fell victim to the flood waters, with houses in some areas submerged up to their roof lines.

Flooding also extended to the Monang Maning area of West Denpasar in the vicinity of Jalan Subur and Jalan Batukaru in front of Banjar Busung Yeh, The Panjer area of South Denpasar was also immobilized for a period due to flood water that rose to knee level.

Meanwhile the Jalan Tukad Batanghari area of Denpasar was briefly closed to vehicular traffic due to flooding. Other areas affected by flood waters included Jalan Gung Agung in West Denpasar, Jalan Kebo Iwa Utara in West Denpasar, Jalan Karang Sari, Jalan Raya Puputan, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jalan Raya Sesetan Selatan and the Sidiakarya areas of the capital.