Kamis, 28 April 2016

Nine houses buried by landslide in Banjarnegara, 237 people evacuated

Torrential rains and unstable soil conditions in the village Clapar, District Madukara, Banjarnegara, Central Java, causing nine houses were severely damaged and 218 residents to evacuate.
"Severely damaged in the sense uninhabitable. In addition, 34 homes were damaged, lighter and threatened by landslides, "said Handoko, post officers Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) in Central Java, told BBC Indonesia, Monday (28/03).

The landslides began on Thursday (24/03) afternoon and Friday (03/25) morning.
Handoko said, until Monday morning, the rain was still pouring Clapar village, "led to the persistence of soil movement. This is due to unstable soil, red soil from the elements, especially in contact with water constantly ".

Avoid the appearance of casualties, local authorities evacuated 237 residents, most of whom are children and the elderly. They were evacuated at some point, including the Village Hall Clapar and Kindergarten Earth.

Based on the PMI data, a major landslide in Banjarnegara happened twice. First on Thursday (24/03) at 18:00 pm, followed by a second landslide on Friday (03/25) at 1:30 pm.
Head of Data, Information and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo, in a press release called the landslide occurred "in a fairly wide area, namely the area of ​​five hectares, with the ground move as far as 1.2 kilometers."

"This type of avalanche adalan avalanche creep (soil creep) that moves slowly. Geological and topographical conditions in this place, naturally it is easy to landslides ".Landslides also caused Dieng Banjarnegara and connecting roads, collapsed at some point, one kilometer.

According to Sutopo, a region with such conditions "unfit to be a settlement, because of the danger."
However, the BBC Indonesia, Handoko call Cluwas refugees at the Village Hall, not discussed how the fate of their residence in the future.

"But do not know a week or two weeks ahead, if they are still displaced. (Moreover) the government has not thought of the provision of shelter (temporary shelter) ".

To deal with the landslide in Banjarnegara, Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) along Kodim, Police, and local Tagana, deploying 300 personnel.

A total of 237 residents of the village Clapar, Banjarnegara, evacuate.
Help includes a common kitchen, blankets and mats, "supported by raw materials (food) that comes from the farm's own citizens".

Although the dry season has come, a number of regions in Indonesia still receive rainfall with high intensity.

In addition, in Banjarnegara, Central Java, torrential rains have caused flooding as high as one meter in Nabire, Papua, since Thursday (24/03).
While in Kutai, East Kalimantan, the rain had caused floods that destroy rice fields covering an area of ​​950 hectares with a production potential of 1,900 to West Kutai, East Kalimantan, on Sunday (03/27).

High-intensity rainfall also potentially occurred in southern Sumatra and Sulawesi.
"So, the threat of flooding, landslides, and tornados are still high in Indonesia," Sutopo lid.

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