Indonesia

Indonesia: Flash floods and landslides East Nusa Tenggara Province OCHA Situation Report No. 1

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Ref: OCHA - 2007/0023

OCHA Field Situation Report 1
Indonesia - Flash Floods and Landslides
East Nusa Tenggara Province
04 March 2007

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

I. SITUATION

1. Torrential rains, over a five-day period starting Monday, 26 February 2007, triggered flash floods and Landslides in Manggarai District of East Nusa Tenggara Province. SATKORLAK PB East Nusa Tenggara reported that flash floods occurred in Reok Sub-district and landslides hit seven sub-districts, namely Cibal, Wae Ri'I, Lamba Leda, Poco Ranaka, Ruteng, Langke Rembong, and Kota Komba. The floods and landslides have damaged at least 37 houses and one school, and have blocked some roads and bridges, cutting off access to affected areas.

2. The casualties reported by the BAKORNAS PB are as follows:

Sub District
Dead persons
Missing persons
Rescued persons
Reok
1
6
1
Cibal
20
23
-
Wae Ri'i
-
-
-
Lamba Leda
n/a
19
3
Poco Ranaka
n/a
n/a
n/a
Ruteng
n/a
n/a
n/a
Langke Rembong
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kota Komba
n/a
n/a
n/a
Total
21
48
4

Note: n/a: information not available

3. SATKORLAK PB East Nusa Tenggara reported difficulty to access the widespread areas because many roads and bridges were blocked. Indonesian Red Cross confirmed the transportation access challenges and reported the difficulty of telecommunications access.

4. Casualty figures will most likely increase as information becomes available from areas difficult to access. BAKORNAS PB is mobilizing helicopters to improve access to isolated villages.

5. BAKORNAS PB reported the urgent needs included mosquito nets, tents, plastic sheeting, body bags, water purifiers, medicines and health equipment, big torches, masks and boot shoes.

II. NATIONAL RESPONSE

1. BAKORNAS PB deployed two rapid response staff to monitor the developments and facilitate coordination of relief efforts in collaboration with SATKORLAK PB East Nusa Tenggara, SATLAK PB Manggarai, armed forces, Department of Health and other Government institutions.

2. Department of Social Affairs dispatched 5 tons of rice and other food supplies, such as instant noodle, cooking oil, canned fish, supplement food for under-5 children, and milk for pregnant women.

3. Department of Health deployed a team of health personnel and delivered medicines to affected areas.

4. The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) delivered initial emergency response assistance from PMI branch in Surabaya to augment assistance provided from its East Nusa Tenggara branch. It shipped 1,000 family kits, 2,000 food packages, 100 body bags, medicines, 1 doctor, 2 paramedics and a number of volunteers.

III. INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

1. The UN RC/HC Office in Jakarta continues to monitor the situation in close contact with pertinent government and non-government institutions, as well as the Indonesian Red Cross. The Government of Indonesia is not appealing for international assistance in responding to this disaster. However, assistance provided by international organizations operating in the country will be appreciated.

Map: Indonesia: Flash floods and landslides - Situation map

For detailed information please contact:

UN RC/HC Office Jakarta
Fax: +62 21 319 00 003
Mr. Abdul Haq AmiriTel. + 62 21 314 1308
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Desk Officers: (NY)

(GVA)Mr. Wojtek Wilk
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Tel. +41-22-917 1587

Press contact: (NY)

(GVA)Ms. Stephanie Bunker
Ms. Elizabeth ByrsTel. +1-917 367 5126
Tel. +41-22-917 2653

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