Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flash Flood in Aceh

The magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan seemed to have " robbed " our attention from the natural disaster that has struck our own land.

According to The Jakarta Post, a Flash Flood has hit the District of Tangse, Pidie Regency, Aceh, last Thursday, killing 21 people, and estimated to cause a financial loss of up to Rp 1 Trillion (US$ 114 million).
Search and rescue efforts are still being carried out while waiting for additional support from the government.

According to local official, the biggest obstacle for the search was access to villages, particularly to Rantau Panjang village, because a bridge that serves as the main access point had been cut off due to heavy damage to its construction foundation.

The possible cause of the flash flood is heavy rain fall and massive deforestation in the area.
 
In this connection I would like to express my condolence and deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.
I hope that the central and local governments would do their very best to provide all the help needed by those affected by the flash flood.

I also hope that efforts would be made to prevent the cause of such flash flood, among others by preventing massive deforestation.

11 comments:

Nyach's and My Company " Mandiri Makmur Sejahtera (MMS)" said...

Disasters happen all over aceh, disaster, in Japan, aceh, and kalipare malang.

greeting frients for BW

Wisata Murah said...

flash floods in Aceh new find of the posting. This multibrand
hopefully not take toll as the tsunami disaster last year aceh

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

when i read your post, i call my mom to confirm. however it's not around my hometown in lhokseumawe.

tsunami japan remind me about aceh tsunami. at that time, i was a high school student who should face a black-scary tidal wave destroy my home TT_TT

smp 3 lembang said...

May God Bless Us and stop disaster in our country

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

bancana di jepang yang gede itu aja cukup sedikit korban dan kerugian yang ditimbulakn.
kok bencana dimari cepet banget makan korban ya?

colson said...

Your post rightly reminds us the horrors elsewhere should not make us forget to help victims of lesser catastrophes. Especially now people in Aceh once more fell victim to such a disaster, they tragic fate deserves our attention. Which obligation is even greater since I read in your post it might have been a disaster caused by man-made environmental blunders.

Effbie said...

Climate change is really something that should matter every country in the world

Multibrand said...

@Nyach,
Yes disasters everywhere. Thank you for greetings.

@Wisata Murah,
Let us hope there be no more disasters.

@Meutia,
I am glad that the Flash Flood happened far away your home town in Lhokseumawe.

@Smp3Lembang,
I agree, we must pray to God so that there will not be disasters anymore.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Seharusnya memang kita harus mengikuti cara Jepang : disiplin, taat hukum dan menjaga alam.

@Colson,
That's the difference, in Japan it was caused purely by nature, in Aceh by human : deforestation that caused landslide and flood during rainy season. And it has been happening many times in Aceh and other places of Indonesia.

@Effbie,
Yes climate changes caused by massive deforestation should be a concern of everyone.

r10 said...

bencana jepang juga mengalihkan masalah politik seperti reshuffle kabinet

Wind said...

We have this disaster on headline news since yesterday!
I check my blogger friends from Japan! They are ok!
I hope that everything will be ok in the future for this country!
My best regards from Romania!

Multibrand said...

@R10,
Nampaknya demikian.

@Wind,
Let us hope that thing will be okay soon.