The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned the residents of 17 provinces across the country to be wary of potential heavy rains in the regions.
The agency’s meteorology deputy, Mulyono R. Prabowo, said in a statement on Wednesday that the end of Typhoon Mangkhut had caused a weather pattern shift in Indonesia, signaled by the decreasing activity of dry air mass flow from Australia.
The Jakarta Post
West Lombok | Fri, September 14, 2018 | 01:54 pm
The West Lombok administration in West Nusa Tenggara has declared a health emergency following a surge in malaria cases after multiple powerful earthquakes rattled the region last month.
West Lombok Regent Fauzan Khalid announced on Friday that he signed the decree on Wednesday.
The rehabilitation and reconstruction of buildings on Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, after a series of earthquakes in July and August has started, but with a lack of excavators, progress in debris cleanup is moving slower than expected.
“A lack of heavy equipment hampers the demolition [process] and debris cleanup. Now, only 8 to 10 percent [of all damaged buildings] has been cleaned up,” the government’s joint task force chief of earthquake mitigation in Lombok, Maj. Gen. Madsuni, said on Tuesday.
The Transportation Ministry, in cooperation with Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University (UGM), will build post-disaster transitional housing for earthquake victims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said on Monday that the temporary structures, which allow for a quick design and building process, would be built in a cluster of 50 houses.
“We want the Lombok people to start to recover [from the disaster] and return to their daily activities as soon as possible,” he said, as quoted by Antara.
By Panca Nugraha and Aman Rochman
As the emergency response period for recent earthquakes in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) comes to an end, survivors continue to struggle with daily needs as they remain displaced from their homes.
Earthquake victims shared their troubles with newly appointed Social Affairs Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita on Saturday during his visit to a shelter in Gunungsari district, West Lombok regency.