JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that floods and landslides that hit the Indonesian city of Manado in North Sulawesi on Jan. 27 damaged hundreds of homes.
BNPB acting head of the data, information and communication center for disaster Abdul Muhari said that hundreds of houses were damaged by the floods at different levels.
Floods afflicted serious damage to 420 residents' houses, moderate damage to 103 others, and minor damage to 448 houses.
"The floods also damaged public facilities, one unit each, including markets, residents' cemeteries, churches, mosques, urban village offices, and horse races," he said in a written statement on Monday, Jan. 30.
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Meanwhile, landslides in that area also heavily damaged 33 houses, moderately damaged 59 houses, and lightly damaged 47 houses. It also cut access between Adiura-Pandu road and damaged one mosque, he said.
After the floods and landslides in Manado City, the BNPB provided ready-to-use funds for emergency response operations of 500 million rupiahs ($33,000) and logistical assistance worth 250 million rupiahs ($16,500).
Logistical assistance for victims comprised two thousand sheets of blankets, one thousand sheets of tarpaulin, 25 sheets of 3x4 meter tents, and 25 sheets of 4x4 tents.
The North Sulawesi Administration had also received 700 million rupiahs ($46,000) in ready-to-use funds and logistics assistance worth 300 million rupiahs ($20,000). The logistical assistance was in the form of three thousand blankets, three thousand mattresses, 50 sheets of 3x4 tents, and 50 sheets of 4x4 tents.
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An early weather warning for Monday and Tuesday identifies that the region would still have the potential for heavy rain that could be accompanied by lightning and strong winds. In Manado city, some areas are still being monitored for potential light rain.
"BNPB urges local governments and residents to always be on standby in anticipating and dealing with potential wet hydro-meteorological disasters, such as floods, flash floods, landslides, and strong winds," he said.
Source: State News Antara
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