FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — East Timor and Indonesia have been battered by heavy rain.
Flash floods and mudslides have created chaos across the island nations.
A tropical cyclone has impacted the region for the last three days.
It has brought high waves, strong winds and heavy rains to the area.
Indonesia: 86 dead; 71 missing; 9,300+ homes damaged
East Timor: 27 dead; 8 missing pic.twitter.com/DHjCvzpd3a
— Steve Bowen (@SteveBowenWx) April 5, 2021
At least 133 people have died in Indonesia and another 27 have perished in East Timor.
Dozens more are missing according to AP News.
Hundreds of homes and roads have been damaged by the flash flooding.
The mudslides are hampering rescue efforts because the teams can't reach some of the heavily damaged communities.
A tropical cyclone has killed over 90 people and impacted over 30,000 in Indonesia and East Timor.
Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides, destroying homes and forcing thousands to evacuate.
Environmentalists say deforestation made some areas more prone to landslides. pic.twitter.com/EByH9XpOxZ
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According to the BBC, the mud and extreme weather have led to debris being piled up according to Indonesian officials.
The rain has also solidified lava tumbling down the slopes of Ili Lewotolok volcano on Lembata.
Tropical Cyclone Seroja is going to impact the islands until the end of the week.
Seroja means lotus flower.
Parts of western Australia are also staying vigilant as the cyclone will be tracking parallel to the coast.
TC #Seroja moving away from Savu Island, should steadily intensify to 105kn by Friday when Fujiwara Interaction is expected with the weaker #23U/#27S, Seroja to continue toward Gascoyne/Central West coastline WA as possible Cat 3 late Sunday onwards pic.twitter.com/XkNMwiNCAk
— #TropicalcyclonesWorldwide (@Tropicalcyclon8) April 5, 2021