On January 16, at least 13 people were killed and 40,000 were displaced from their homes after torrential rain triggered floods and landslides in the north of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, officials said. Landslides and rising waters have cut off several villages in one district of North Sulawesi Island, leaving about 1,000 residents stranded, the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. “At least 13 residents were reported dead and two missing, while another 40,000 have taken refuge,” the agency’s information centre head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. The flooding impacted the North Sulawesi, Minahasa, Tomohon, and Sangihe Islands. The agency is working with the military, police, the search and rescue agency, Indonesian Red Cross and other groups, as well as volunteers, to help the tens of thousands of people affected by the flooding./.