Saturday, 9 February 2008
Floods, storms kill 12 in Indonesia's Java
There has been heavy rain in Jakarta and other parts of Java this weekThis morning I was woken by a text message from the Indonesian Red reporting that floods triggered by heavy rain killed eight people in two districts in East Java over the past two days.
Four people died on Saturday when an electricity pole was toppled by storms, hitting a car in which they were travelling in Bekasi, east of the capital Jakarta, he said.
The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has swung into action supporting the affected people.
At Field Level
- PMI Bondowoso Office has a evacuation centre for communities in the vicinity
- PMI Bondowoso volunteers have evacuated communities to safer places.
- PMI Situbondo Branch providing meals through field kitchen to the survivors.
PMI Central Java Chapter
- Monitoring the situation and supporting hranches in affected areas
- Post command in NHQ still monitoring the situation
- Released early warning to Chapter prone area for flood and strong wind
- Updating the information from all resources through media
- Shared information to all stakeholders
Several areas in Jakarta, where flooding killed five people this month, were under water today, Subday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Indonesia suffers heavy flooding and landslides every rainy season.
Rain and floods forced about 100,000 Jakarta residents from their homes early this month and brought the city to a standstill.
Last year floods hit our house in Jakarta and we were without water and electricity for 8 days