Flood in Padang City, West Sumatera Province on 24 July 2012 SITREP # 1
On Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 18.35 PM Western Indonesia Time (UCT+7), a flood was inundated 9 villages in 4 Sub-districts in Padang City, include: Nanggola Sub-district (4 Villages-Tabing Banda, Gurun Laweh, Surau Gadang and Kurao Pagang), Kuranji Sub-district (1 VillageKalumbuk), Pauh Sub-district (2 Villages-Batu Busuk and Limau Manis), and Lubuk Begalung Sub-district (2 Villages-Baringin and Banuaran). These areas were heavily affected.
As per 25 July 2012, 09.30 AM Western Indonesian Time (UCT+7), The Centre for Health Crisis (CHC) Ministry of Health (MoH) reported that 2 persons were seriously injured, 344 HH were displaced in several locations, 50 units of house were inundated, 1 bridge was cut off, Tabing Banda Gadang water installation was damaged, and 1 unit of car was swept by the flood current.
The IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) were evacuated to several locations, as following:
- Tabing Banda Gadang Village, Nanggalo Sub-district: 138 HH,
- Gurun Laweh Village, Nanggalo Sub-district: 62 HH
- Surau Gadang Village, Nanggalo Sub-district: 22 HH
- Kurao Pagang Village, Nanggalo Sub-district: 20 HH
- Kalumbuk Village, Kuranji Sub-district: 50 HH
- Banuaran Village, Lubuk Begalung Sub-district: 52 HH
The Padang DHO and health officer from the nearest health centers conducted field assessment to the affected areas
The Padang DHO activated the health services units that were not affected by the flood, include: health centers, sub-health centers, and health post, also provided medical services in the evacuation sites for the affected communities/victims, assisted by Padang City and health center officers
The Surveillance and Rapid Health Assessment Teams were mobilized to assist the West Sumatera PHO and Padang DHO in the field to anticipate the outbreak post the flood event
The Surveillance Team will conduct surveillance on the diseases post flood/assessment to find the risk factors and early prevention and detection on outbreak
The Disease Control and Prevention (P2P) Team will strengthen the management of diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), leptospirosis,
The Environmental Health Team will assess the access to water, hygiene and
The Nutrition Team will conduct measurement on children’ weight and provides fortified biscuit
The Maternal and Children Team will assess the number of pregnant women and takes necessary action based on the condition
The Padang DHO distributes personal hygiene kit and air rahmat/water purifier to clean the water
The Padang DHO conducts health promotion
The Padang DHO and West Sumatera PHO prepared 2 units of ambulances that were standby and monitor the health condition of the affected communities
The Padang DHO, West Sumatera PHO, West Sumatera Regional CHC, and Center for Health Crisis MOH are monitoring the situation closely.