Coastal floods hit parts of southern Bali yesterday, which saw streets near some of the island’s most popular beaches flooded with seawater.
Officials have issued a warning and cautioned local residents to remain alert for any updates, as more flooding can be expected today.
“This can have an impact of disrupting transportation around ports and shores, the activities of salt farmers and inland fisheries, as well as unloading and loading activities at the port,” a statement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued yesterday, reads.
Coastal floods are predicted to occur in several areas across Indonesia, such as the western shores of Lampung, as well as the southern shores of Java and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). BMKG further cautions local residents to remain alert and anticipate the impacts of the coastal floods, while also keeping track of the latest updates from the agency.
Videos posted by community accounts on Instagram show the extent of the high tides on Bali beaches and their surrounding areas, including in Petitenget Beach and Seminyak Beach.
In Jimbaran, a video showed chairs from a nearby beachside cafe washed away to sea, while citizens in Klungkung and Tabanan regencies also reported witnessing high tides in their areas.