As Tropical Cyclone Seroja floods East Nusa Tenggara, community-led information sharing shapes disaster response

Community-led information sharing through supports response and relief efforts as severe flooding strikes East Nusa Tenggara

Tropical Cyclone Seroja has triggered flooding, landslides, and extreme winds in East Nusa Tenggara, causing severe damage across the region since April 4th, 2021. 

According to first-hand reports submitted to, the extreme weather has collapsed bridges, washed away homes, and caused power outages. Residents have been sharing real-time updates through the platform to help keep each other informed, and support response efforts.

According to Raditya Jati, Head of Data, Information and Communications at the National Emergency Management Agency of Indonesia (BNPB), “Extreme weather due to tropical cyclone Seroja still has the potential to occur in the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) region in the next few days.” 

We remind residents to check for up-to-date information. Residents in East Nusa Tenggara can also submit real-time flood reports by tweeting #banjir @petabencana, sending a Facebook message to, or sending a Telegram message to @bencanabot. When we share what we see, everyone can stay informed, avoid danger, and reduce risk together!