High rainfall intensity has caused flood and flashflood in the northern provinces. Seven provinces and 61 villages were affected by flood. In Kamphaeng Pet, the worst affected province, 800 houses were damaged. Meanwhile, 2,000 families in Uttaradit province were urged to evacuate to safer places due to the situation. In total, 853 houses were reportedly affected in province of Kamphaeng Pet, Uttaradit, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Loei and Udon Thani.
Jakarta | Sat, May 20, 2017 | 04:35 pm
Mount Sinabung in Karo, North Sumatra, erupted on Saturday morning, spewing volcanic materials up to 4 kilometers in the air.
An official with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the high-intensity eruption occurred at 6:45 local time.
Sutopo said the volcano also produced a 120-millimeter amplitude tremor and volcanic quake lasting 343 seconds.
By Ganug Nugroho Adi
An extended drought that hit the southern part of Wonogiri, Central Java, in March has triggered a clean water crisis, forcing the regency administration to allocate Rp 13.3 billion (US$997,226.02) of its annual budget to assist in drought response efforts.
The funds will be allocated toward the rehabilitation and maintenance of artificial lakes (embung), the procurement of clean water infrastructure facilities and improving sanitation.
Jakarta (Indonesia) 18 May 2017 – Communities from peatland regions around Indonesia today joined a global forum in Jakarta on solving the problems they are facing, and to share experiences for those facing similar problems around the world.
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with a population of over 252 million people spread across some 18,000 islands. The country is one of the most disaster-prone in the world, regularly experiencing weather-related calamities and more earthquakes per year than any other country on earth.
Three subdistricts in South Jakarta and West Jakarta were inundated by floods late on Saturday evening following heavy downpour since Saturday afternoon, the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Sunday.
In South Jakarta, Petogogan subdistrict was swamped by floodwaters 30 centimeters deep at 6 p.m., while 60 centimeters of water flooded Petukangan Selatan subdistrict at 9 p.m.
Floodwaters also inundated the Kedoya Selatan subdistrict in West Jakarta by between 40 centimeters and 60 centimeters, caused by the overflowing Pesanggrahan River.
Heavy rain has been affecting Java island over the past few days, causing flash floods.
According to the national authorities, as of 4 May at 8.00 UTC, at least 10 people died, two are missing, four people are injured and over 170 people evacuated in Magelang Regency (Central Java province, Java island).
Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain are forecast to affect most of the country.
Magelang | Sun, April 30, 2017 | 02:30 pm
Flash floods resulting from heavy rain have killed at least five people in the Central Java regency of Magelang.
Magelang Disaster Mitigation Agency head Edy Susanto said the flash floods had occurred on Saturday after intense rain in the Grabag subdistrict since noon that day.
He said the rain had caused Ndaru River in the village of Nipis to overflow and cause landslides.
Medan | Sun, April 30, 2017 | 09:00 pm
The Belawan Immigration Office in Medan, North Sumatra, detained eight Somali refugees who attempted to cross Indonesia's northern waters from Malaysia, an Indonesian ministry official has said.
"The navy patrol captured an unnamed ship at around 1:30 am on Friday," the Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Agung Sampurno, said on Saturday, as quoted by kompas.com.
EAST JAVA, Indonesia, April 25 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait contributed with USD 4.5 million in humanitarian aid to Indonesia over the past two years and a half.
The Kuwaiti financial allocation was disbursed for building mosques, schools and digging water wells, said ambassador Abdulwahab Al-Saqr during a ceremony held by the Indonesian Al-Bayt Charity, affiliated to the International Islamic Charity Organization.
It was held on the occasion of conducting eye lens opacity surgeries for a number of blind locals, with Kuwaiti donations.
JAKARTA – Downpour within a long period fell in Bogor caused increasing discharge of Ciliwung River at upstream part. Water level of the river monitored in Katulampa which is up to 170 cm means the status of Siaga 2 on Thursday (13/4) at 20.30 pm. Until 21.15 pm, the status of the river was still the same level. The rain still occurs in Bogor.
JAKARTA – Rain with high intensity and long period at upstream area triggered flash flood over two regencies in Aceh Tenggara on Tuesday (11/4) at 18 pm. Flash flood carrying mud materials and trees caused victims and damages. The flash flood ran fast. There were 8 villages in 2 sub-district affected directly, i.e. Semadam (Suka Makmur and Lawe Beringin Village) and Lawe Sigala-Gala (Lawe Rakat, Lawe Kesumpat, Batu Dua Ratus, Lawe Sigala Barat, Kayu Mbelin and Lawe Tua Gabungan Village).
Jakarta | Fri, April 21, 2017 | 06:08 pm
Evacuees of landslides and flash floods hitting Semadan and Lawe Sigala Gala districts in the Southeast Aceh regency, Aceh, are hoping for clothing aid because they do not have clothes for everyday use anymore.
The project will provide appropriate homes for 500 people who lost their houses during flooding
Almala: “Qatar Charity will stay a bridge for good deeds
It is difficult to be with your family sleeping in your house peacefully when suddenly your biggest worry becomes getting them outside the house because flood surrounds it. Then, you watch your house, all your life’s savings, sinking deep into the water in minutes. After few hours, you become homeless, looking for a new shelter for you and your family.
In Indonesia, food prices tend to rise before and during Ramadan, especially for chicken meat, eggs and onion, reflecting the increased seasonal demand during the fasting month.
Price fluctuations stress food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable households who spend a large proportion of their expenditures on food. At national level, 62 percent of Indonesian households can afford the least expensive nutritious diet, meaning that even without seasonal price increases, 4 out of 10 Indonesians cannot afford a balanced and nutritious food.
WFP and the National Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) signed a programme document to collaborate on food security data collection and analysis on 14 March. The collaboration focuses on strengthening the Government’s capacity to minimise the disruption to food security of weather extremes through timely and actionable analysis. The document is a subsidiary agreement to the Country Programme Action Plan signed by the Government and WFP in August 2016.
KUTACANE, Indonesia — A massive mudslide occurred on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:00 a.m. in the district of Kutacane on the island of Sumatra, about a 1.5 hour flight from Banda Aceh, where an MAF base is located.
MAF’s Aceh program conducted a flight for a group from Banda Aceh that is aiming to provide temporary shelters as well as a kitchen in order to feed people who have evacuated their homes. This NGO is doing assessments to determine how they can recruit workers to help the people of Kutacane.
Storm Storm hit three communes in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province, damaging 70 houses and injuring 2 people.
Flood Aceh Province was surrounded by flood. In Southeast Aceh District, flashflood has caused 2 deaths and affected nearly 3,500 people. Flood also affected 1,748 people in West Aceh District. Subsequently, flood also submerged many houses in East Aceh and Nagan Raya Districts.
The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Aceh Barat District, Aceh Province. Based on the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), two subdistricts (i.e. Arongan Lambalek and Woyla Barat) were flooded with 588 families/1,784 were reportedly affected. The local authority has provided assistance by serving the evacuees and distributing food and relief item.
Affected Families: 588
Affected Persons: 1784
Jakarta | Wed, April 12, 2017 | 12:22 pm
Hundreds of residents of flood prone areas in Cipinang Melayu in East Jakarta took shelter in higher places on Tuesday evening, hours after the nearby Sunter Reservoir overflowed because of heavy rain.
Cipinang Melayu subdistrict head Angga Sastra said that about 170 residents took shelter at the subdistrict office. “Some others took shelter at several houses of worship,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
The inundation was 1.5 meters deep on Tuesday night. (vny)