JAKARTA, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Holiday makers visiting coastal areas in Java island of Indonesia are warned to be cautious as sea flooding and tidal waves have damaged hundreds of houses and buildings, and triggered evacuation, disaster agency official said here on Thursday.
Coastal areas in southern Java Island severely suffered the impact of the flooding and waves on Wednesday, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency disclosed.
"The flooding and tidal waves are still potential to happen in coming days. Tourists at beach must be alert and obey all prohibitions and rules," Mr. Sutopo told Xinhua via phone.
The warning is also directed to the community living in the coastal areas and sailors are banned from fishing during huge waves occur, he added.
Nearly 1,300 people fled homes in Lumajang of East Java province and Pekalongan of Central Java province, said Sutopo.
The flooding and tidal waves struck most of provinces in Java Island, Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and the country's second largest city of Surabaya in East Java province are among the hit-areas, according to him.
Tidal waves are forecast to keep happening in the next several days in the waters off western coast of Sumatra Island and southern coast of the islands of Bali and Sumbawa, he said.