Indonesia, Flooding in Sentani

21:30 Mar 16 2019 Sentani District

JAKARTA - Up to now (22/3) a total of 94 residents are still reported missing after the flash flood that hit Sentani, Jayapura, Papua. The Papua Province Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) reported 112 people died. The number died from Jayapura Regency 105 residents and the rest of Jayapura City.

After the disaster, the Governor of Papua and the Mayor of Jayapura set an emergency alert status for 7 days, while the Jayapura District Head set an emergency response status for 14 days. Meanwhile, BPBD, Basarnas and the local Fire Service and Muspika are still carrying out evacuations and handling emergencies. Emergency handling is also in the form of distribution of logistical assistance centered at the Jayapura District Office Command Post.

Flash floods caused damage at different levels, 375 severely damaged (RB), 4 bridges collapsed, and other heavy damage in the form of 5 places of worship, 8 schools, 104 shophouses and 1 market. Damage debris and material carried by the swift flood were cleared by BPBD, related agencies, TNI, National Police, National Road Centers and volunteers.

Meanwhile, 11556 people (3,011 families) took refuge in 28 shelter points. The largest shelter at the Gunung Merah Main Post with a total of 1,453 people (348 households). The command post has provided logistical assistance to fulfill basic needs and health services.

On the other hand, ministries / agencies have sent assistance and representatives to assist in handling emergencies according to their duties and functions. The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has distributed ready-to-use funds for emergency handling operations and assistance for postal management and administration of the use of funds ready to use.

BNPB Public Relations
Additional Data
Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: Sentani District, West Papua Province


Death: 112
Missing: 94
Injured: 160
Affected Families: 11725
Affected Persons: 58625
Displaced Persons: 11556
Evacuation Centre: 28


Damaged houses: 375Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 8Damaged public buildings / facilities: 6Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 15Cost of Assistance (USD): 206141

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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