Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2014
Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam was hardest hit by floods in Indonesia in November and December 2014. At least 120,000 people were temporarily displaced and 40,000 hectares of fishponds and 6,000 hectares of agricultural land were damaged. The Governor of Aceh declared a provincial flooding emergency for ten days. Floods also hit other parts of the country, including Sumatra and Java islands. On 12 Dec, a landslide in Banjamegara district of Central Java killed 97 people and displaced almost 1,400. Overall, landslides killed at least 171 people between October and December. (OCHA, 20 Jan 2015)
In January 2015, almost 205,000 people were affected by natural disasters, including 27 casualties, and 75 districts/municipalities were affected by flooding (OCHA, 16 Feb 2015).
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
JAKARTA - In the fiscal year 2015, 120 local governments at province, district, and municipality level accepted the grant for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Assisting the grant was based on scales of priority and the availability of national budget allocation for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Budget allocation amount Rp 1,5 trillions would be provided to the affected local governments that experienced massive disasters and affected multi sectors.
Feni Anggraini believes that happiness is when you can share the feeling with others.
Last year, when the student from Depok, West Java, was 18 years old, she became a volunteer to help the victims affected by the floods in South Jakarta. She joined an organization called Polytechnic Student Communication Forum in Indonesia (FKMPI), which had a specific program called FKMPI Care designed to perform social activities during and in the aftermath of disasters.
2014 was a year of several changes in Indonesia.
The country went through parliamentary and presidential elections, both without major incidents. Mr. Joko Widodo (‘Jokowi’) was elected as new the President of the country, while Mr. Jusuf Kalla was elected as Vice President. The opposition won the majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.
The overflow of Rongkok River due to the heavy rain has caused flooding in North Luwu, Province of South Sulawesi. The local government reported 4,000 houses being submerged and 39 families have been moved to the evacuation centre due to the incident.
In Garut, Province of West Java, over 1,200 people were affected by flood. The incident was triggered by the overflow of Cibarengkok River after torrential rain poured the area.
As of 27 Mar, Tropical Cyclone Pam affected 166,000 people on 22 islands. 15,000 homes were destroyed leaving some 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter. Emergency food distributions are taking place across the affected islands, however long-term food assistance is urgently needed to avoid a secondary crisis. An appeal was launched requesting nearly US$30 million for emergency assistance.
166,000 people affected
15,000 homes destroyed
The levee of Cimanuk River Pilangsari Village, Jatibarang Sub District and Tulungagung Village Kertasemaya Sub District in Indramayu District, West Java, on Monday (16/3), at 03.00 pm has caused widespread flooding in seven sub districts in Indramayu. It is reported from Local Agency for Disaster Management (BPBD) of Indramayu District that flooding has happened in the 7 sub-districts i.e. Sub district of Jatibarang,Kertasemaya, Bangodua, Lohbener, Sindang, Tukdana, and Pasekan. Worst sub-district affected in Jatibarang and Kertasemaya.
Flood in Jombang and Madiun, East Java Province, has caused 1 death and affected about 2,500 people.
In Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan Province, flood submerged thousands of houses and affected more than 11,800 people.
More than 6,500 people were evacuated due to the flood in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
Flood submerged 600 houses and affected about 2,400 people in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi Province.
Rainy season in Indonesia is generally between mid November to March. According to BNPB there are 75 districts/municipalities are affected by flooding in 2015. Aceh province was firstly affected on the early days of January. Landslide continues to be the deadliest disaster while whirlwind caused the most destructions. Central Java, West Java and East Java are the most frequently hit by disasters.
The regency of Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province has suffered Rp 77 billion (US$6.03 million) in losses due to floods and landslides from December 2014 to the end of January 2015.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Kupang regency branch head Charles Panie said a number of bridges, roads and drains across the regency had been damaged for the past two months.
A bridge in Amfoang subdistrict, which connects Indonesia and East Timor, and other bridges in Kupang were heavily damaged, Charles added.
On 9 - 12 Feb heavy rainfall fell on the island of Java, including the capital Jakarta. Local authorities have reported four casualties and temporary displacement of almost 7,100 people. All IDPs returned to their homes by 13 Feb. Government agencies, Indonesia Red Cross, NGOs, military and police provided search and rescue support and relief to the displaced.
4 people killed
7,100 people evacuated
• Snow, rainfall, strong winds, and low temperatures affected Greece over the past three days, causing river overflow and landslides. Infrastructure, including ports, roads and railroads, as well as the electricity supply, were affected throughout the country, according to media. The weather conditions are expected to ameliorate starting 12 February and the ports have reportedly opened again.
Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Fri, February 13 2015, 8:37 AM
The Jakarta Police and the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) have reported six casualties from the recent flooding in Jakarta and Bekasi, West Java.
Dewanti A. Wardhani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Thu, February 12 2015, 6:50 AM
The Jakarta administration will use water pumps at full capacity in response to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) forecast of heavy rainfall in the coming days.
Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said many of the city’s water pumps had failed to turn on, causing floodwater to inundate many of the city’s neighborhoods over the past few days.
Novia D. Rulistia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Feature | Wed, February 11 2015, 11:03 AM
When floods hit, people in Jakarta turn to social media. Timelines are clogged with rants about congestion, info on alternate routes, photos of how deep the water is in front of Kelapa Gading as well as pictures of foolhardy motorists plowing through half-meter-deep waters.
Some, however, choose to just laugh, making or reading Internet memes about the capital’s latest apocalyptic deluge.
NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
FEWER LIVES LOST
In 2014, Asia and the Pacific experienced 126 natural disasters, which affected a total of 85 million people. Significantly, casualties were a quarter of what they were in 2013, with nearly 4,000 people killed by disasters in the region. Floods and landslides were the primary causes of death according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
Situation Report no 2 - Jakarta Flood
Feb 11th 2015 – HOPE worldwide Indonesia
Torrential rain kept pouring Jakarta since Sunday night of Feb 8th, 2015. Soon enough, streets were reported flooded as well houses. Rivers, canals, polders and the drainage system could not hold such heavy drop of water. Adding to the problem is the unfinished construction works of canals reconstructions, high sea level, and poor coordination of the water pumps spread out throughout the city of 12 million people.