Indonesia: Flash Floods and Landslides in East Java Province OCHA Situation Report No. 2

Situation Report
Originally published
Ref: OCHA/GVA 2006/0062
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Indonesia - Flash Floods and Landslides
Trenggalek District - East Java Province
25 April 2006

This report is developed by the HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) East Java, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Affairs, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), and media reports.


1. SATKORLAK PB East Java (22 Apr.) reported that the flash floods in many areas of Trenggalek have already subsided and only several areas are still inundated by mud and water at a height of around 0.5 m. The reported death toll is 19, with three persons missing and two badly injured. The damage includes 22 bridges, more than 10 sections of asphalt road within the district, public facilities such as the school, bank and health centers, and the telephone relay station. 32 houses were totally damaged and around 80 were slightly damaged causing more than 400 persons to be displaced. The government at local, provincial and national levels with support from PMI, are working on the provision of foods, tents, blankets, towels, clothes and family kits.

2. The Department of Health reported (21 Apr.) that the flashfloods and landslides affected 7 sub-districts (Bendungan, Trenggalek, Ogalan, Karangan, Tugu, Durenan and Gandu Sari). Two public hospitals (Trenggalek and Mardi Mulya Public Hospitals) were inundated, damaging operation and administrative rooms in Trenggalek Hospital. Medicine warehouses at the district level were partly inundated with some damage to medical supplies.


3. The Minister for Social Affairs visited the affected area together with the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare (22 Apr.). The Department of Social Affairs has sent 100 tons of rice and 1,500 boxes of instant noodles and will provide Rp. 5 million cash assistance for each of those who lost their houses and Rp. 4 million compensation to each family which last a family member due to the flashfloods and landslides in the area.

4. PMI and local authorities are continuing the search and rescue operation and evacuation activities.

5. The Department of Health deployed ten medical staff together with three ambulances, and has been providing medical assistance. Seven boxes of medicine, one emergency kit, 10 sets of vest and hats have been sent as aid. It was reported that the local health office managed to handle the health issues in Trenggalek in cooperation with Health Offices from East Java Province and Malang City.


6. As the flash floods have subsided and the government has the capacity to deal with the disaster, no international assistance will be required and, therefore, this report will be the last Situation Report.

7. UN RC/HC Office in Jakarta will continue to be in direct contact with pertinent government and non-government institutions, as well as with the Indonesian Red Cross to monitor the situation.

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