Indonesia, Flooding and Landslide in South Sulawesi

12:00 Jan 22 2019 South Sulawesi

JAKARTA - Handling emergency floods, landslides and tornadoes that hit the South Sulawesi region on 1/22/2019 is still ongoing today. Even though the floods have subsided, thousands of residents are still in refugee camps because the condition of the house is damaged and the house and environment are full of mud. Some residents feel safer in refugee camps due to trauma with floods and landslides.

Until 1/27/2019, 188 villages were affected by disasters in 71 sub-districts spread across 13 districts / cities namely Jeneponto, Maros, Gowa, Makassar City, Soppeng, Wajo, Barru, Pangkep, Sidrap, Bantaeng, Takalar, Selayar, and Sinjai . The impact of the disaster recorded 68 people died, 7 people were missing, 47 people were injured, and 6,757 people were displaced. Physical damage included 550 damaged housing units (33 units washed away, 459 heavily damaged, 30 moderately damaged, 23 lightly damaged, 5 buried), 5,198 submerged housing units, 16.2 km affected roads, 13,326 hectares of affected rice fields and 34 bridges, 2 markets , 12 units of worship facilities, 8 government facilities, and 65 school units.

The areas most severely affected by floods and landslides are Gowa Regency, Makassar City, Jeneponto, Marros and Wajo. Details of the impact of disasters in 13 districts / cities as follows:

1. Gowa recorded 45 people dead, 3 people missing, 46 people injured, 2,121 people displaced, 10 houses damaged where 5 were severely damaged and 5 were buried, 604 houses were submerged, and 1 bridge was damaged.

2. Makassar City recorded 1 dead, 2,942 affected, 1,000 displaced, 477 submerged houses.

3. Soppeng recorded 1,672 ha of submerged rice fields.

4. Janeponto recorded 14 deaths, 3 people missing, 3,276 people displaced, 470 houses damaged (438 houses damaged, 32 washed away), 15 bridges, 1,304 ha of submerged rice fields, and 41 schools damaged.

5. Barru includes 2 market units, 1 educational facility, 1 government facility.

6. Wajo recorded 2,705 affected people, 2,421 submerged houses, 16.2 km of roads, 2,025 Ha submerged rice fields, 9 damaged bridges, 10 worship facilities, 21 educational facilities, 5 government facilities were damaged.

7. Maros recorded 4 deaths, 1200 affected people, 251 people displaced, 552 submerged housing units, 8,295 ha of paddy fields, 1 damaged worship facility.

8. Bantaeng recorded 1 medium-sized housing unit.

9. Sindrap: 1 medium-sized house unit

10. Pangkep recorded 1 person hilan, 28 houses damaged, 1 worship facility, 1 educational facility damaged.

11. Takalar recorded 2 people died, 1129 houses submerged

12. Selayar was recorded: 2 people died, 109 were displaced, 53 houses were damaged and 15 were severely damaged, 28 were moderately damaged, 9 were slightly damaged and 1 house was washed away, 2 government facilities, 1 bridge, 1 educational facility.

13. Sinjai recorded 2 houses damaged by tornadoes.

Emergency handling is still being carried out. Vice President and Head of BNPB to the Office of the Governor of South Sulawesi to obtain an explanation of disaster management in South Sulawesi. Then the Vice President along with the Head of the BNPB visited several disaster sites and the Bili-Bili Dam to get an explanation of the condition of the dam. Several directives from the Vice President and the Head of BNPB were given to the Regional Government for the acceleration of emergency and post-disaster handling.

The search for 7 missing people was still carried out by the joint SAR team. BNPB continues to assist BPBD in handling emergencies. Emergency handling is still being carried out in Sapaya Village, Bontomanai Village, Mangempang Village, and Buakang Village in Bungaya Subdistrict, Gowa Regency, which suffered floods and long sor with the death toll of 29 people. The joint SAR team is still evacuating and searching for missing victims. The construction of a balley emergency bridge was carried out by TNI assisted by relevant agencies and residents. Health services by the Health Office, PMI and NGOs. The public kitchen has been established by the North Sulawesi Regional Police Mobile Brigade and the Social Service Office.

The current priority is to clean the mud and materials that cover roads, the environment and houses. The mud material inside the house has a thickness of 50 centimeters and the condition starts to harden so it is difficult to clean. Heavy equipment is deployed to clean mud material.

Some of the refugees have gone home and cleaned the mud in his house. Many securities were damaged because they did not have time to take refuge.

Urgent needs needed are food, blankets, mattresses, medical services, MCK and sanitation, volunteers to clean mud, household appliances for cleaning mud, trauma healing, and others.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Head of BNPB's Data Information and Public Relations Center
Additional Data
Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: South Sulawesi


Death: 68
Missing: 7
Injured: 47
Affected Persons: 12353
Displaced Persons: 6757


Damaged houses: 550Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 65Damaged public buildings / facilities: 8Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 36Loss of livelihood sources: 13,326 hectares of rice fieldsCost of Assistance (USD): 190104

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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