The newly-surfaced video captures the panic of locals as well as the power of the natural disaster.
"To me this is a tragedy for science, even more so a tragedy for the Indonesian people," says Louise Comfort, an expert in disaster management.
The storm has now passed over the world's largest gambling hub after hitting yesterday, leaving in its wake flooding up to 2.5m high.
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.