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21 Jun 2007 description

Fin décembre 2006, le Nord Ouest de l'île de Sumatra a été frappé par des pluies diluviennes qui ont entraîné de graves inondations et dévasté plus de 200 villages.

29 Jan 2007 description
report The Jakarta Post

By Apriadi Gunawan

Officials warn that North Sumatra is unable to respond to natural disasters in remote areas because it lacks the necessary transportation.

The issue was raised during a meeting in Medan between the National Coordination Agency and the North Sumatra Natural Disaster Coordination Unit, led by Governor Rudolf Pardede.

North Sumatra is considering the purchase of helicopters, which would be able to speed up the distribution of relief aid to remote areas.

24 Jan 2007 description
report Operation Blessing

By John Patrick

INDONESIA - Three days of torrential rain throughout Aceh, Indonesia, has caused severe flooding and mudslides, displacing some 400,000 villagers and sending many families running for the hills.

"We lost our house, and all our belongings," said Mukmin, 45, as he held his son Muhammad.

Mukmin, along with his wife and eight children, fled the rising floodwaters and evacuated to the hills where they have been living in a crudely-built tent.

"We have only the clothes on our back," Mukmin said.

08 Jan 2007 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore Red Cross (SRC) contributed SGD 55,000 (IDR 151 million) worth of food items and medication to their Indonesian counterpart, Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) on Friday 5 January 2007, to support PMI's relief work with victims of the recent Indonesian flash floods.

27 Dec 2006 description
report Xinhua

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, Dec 27, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The death toll from landslides and floods in Indonesia's Aceh and North Sumatra provinces reached 108 on Wednesday and the figure is expected to rise as over 180 others were still missing since last Friday, officials said here.

Secretary of the Aceh Disaster Management Agency Suwarno Amin said the death toll in Aceh reached 69 with 169 remained missing. Most of the missing is in Tamiang regency with 164 people.

26 Dec 2006 description

Type of Emergency

Flashflood, followed by landslides.

Date of emergency incidence

22 December 2006, morning.

Location and Incidence site mapping

The accident took place at the North, East, and Central Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province.

Background

Wide spread floods caused by heavy rains affecting North, East and Central Aceh districts have been reported since early 22 December 2006.

21 Dec 2006 description
report The Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang

Following the Dec. 15 landslide in Solok regency, West Sumatra, that killed 18 people, a geologist has urged the provincial and regency administrations to bar all human settlement in landslide-prone areas.

Ade Edward said several areas in the province were at great risk of landslides, most along the Semangko fault and other minor fault lines in Sumatra.

"The movement of the Earth's crust in the fracture zones creates an unstable soil structure that is prone to landslides.

19 Dec 2006 description

JAKARTA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Indonesian relief workers struggled on Tuesday to reach parts of a remote area in Sumatra island after earthquakes destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least four people.

Eddy Sofyan, a spokesman for North Sumatra province, said a road connecting two villages in the Muarasipongi area remained impassable after Monday's quakes triggered landslides.

"As a result, we cannot distribute food to the quake victims in the area," he said, adding that the falls had blocked about 25 km (16 miles) of road.

Four people died in the quake and …

17 Dec 2006 description
report The Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang

Eleven more bodies buried in a landslide in Solok regency, West Sumatra, were found by a search and rescue team Saturday.

A total of eighteen people were killed in the landslide in Jorong Koto Baru village in Lembah Gumanti regency. All of the bodies have now been recovered, with the regency administration deploying heavy equipment Saturday to aid in the search.

The final body found was that of 60-year-old Muslim.

15 Dec 2006 description

Reporting date and time

15 December 2006, 17:00 WIB (10:00 GMT)

Type of Emergency

Flash flood, followed by landslides.

Date of emergency incidence

15 December 2006, =B1 03:00 hrs local time, (Indonesian local time equals to + 7 hrs GMT)

Location and Incidence site mapping

The accident took place at Lembah Gumanti (Gumanti Valley), Nagari Air Dingin, Solok District, West Sumatra Province.

Background

The landslide is triggered by heavy rain over the last few days.

Casualties and Impact

As the local media report on 15 December 2006 the flood and landslide …

15 Dec 2006 description

Jakarta_(dpa) _ Landslides swept through a remote village early Friday in Indonesia's West Sumatra province, killing at least 17 people, local media reported.

The landslides, triggered by several hours of torrential rain, buried a number of houses and a mosque in Jorong Kotabaru village, Solok regency of West Sumatra province, the local MetroTV on-line news reported.

Of the 17 people who were killed, eight of them were people who were inside the mosque, the report said.

Rescue work was still underway to evacuate bodies being buried under tons of muds.

In early January, …