Landslides, Flooding Turn Deadly in Indonesia

By , Staff Writer
February 18, 2013; 6:15 AM ET
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Rescuers operate a excavator during the search for the victims of a landslide in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Photo courtesy of Associated Press.

Flooding and landslides killed at least 10 people over the weekend in Indonesia.

According to the Associated Press, North Sulawesi province's capital city, Manado, was plagued with landslides and rainfall on Sunday which killed 10 people and caused 1,200 others to be evacuated.

More than 1,000 homes were flooded when a local river in Manado burst at its seams, due to heavy rainfall.

Rescuers are still searching for people who may be trapped under rocks and mud.

Over a 24 hour period, ending Saturday evening EST, Manado, Indonesia received 9.4 inches of rainfall, according to Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.

Andrews stated that Indonesia is currently in its wet season which begins in November and ends in April and the amount of rain that Manado saw in the 24 hour period is more than half of what they see in the month of February.


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