Jakarta – Head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati appealed to the government or the people of Jayapura in particular to be careful of the possibility of high rainfall.
BMKG predicts that heavy rainfall will still occur on January 14-17.
“Starting January 14, there will be an increase in the intensity of rain again. At this time it may subside, but 14, 15, 16 there will be extreme intensity,” explained Dwikora during a coordination meeting with Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy in Jakarta, Tuesday (11/1).
He continued that those experiencing this extreme did exist in several other areas. However 14 – 17 Papua and West Papua will also be exposed to extremes again.
It is known that high-intensity and gradual rainfall has resulted in floods and landslides in Jayapura Regency and City, Papua, on Thursday (6/1).
Some of the affected areas, namely in Jayapura Regency, include East Sentani District, Sentani District, Nimbokrang District, and Ravenirara District. For Jayapura City, it includes Abepura District, South Jayapura District, and Heram District.
A total of 8 people died, 4 seriously injured, 5 lightly injured, and 1,927 families/7,005 people.
As for the material losses, a total of 1,927 housing units, 6 religious facilities, 1 health facility, 1 market, 8 educational facilities, and the governor’s office were submerged.
Until now, the government is still working hand in hand to overcome the impact, both loss of life and damage to public facilities. Various efforts have been made, among others, BNPB which has distributed funds ready for emergency handling of Rp 250 million.
In addition, a number of ministries/agencies have distributed various assistance, such as logistics to rescue victims.