Flood and Landslide in Bantul, Human Initiative Intensifies the Search and Evacuation of the Victims

HI NEWS, DIY – Flood and landslide hit Yogyakarta Autonomous Region (DIY) due to the overflowing river and high rainfall on Sunday evening (17/03). According to DIY Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Bantul regency is the most affected one.

“Bantul regency is the most affected one. A total of 14 districts and 35 villages in Bantul regency are affected,” BPBD DIY Chief Executive, Biwara Yuswantana explained in an official release on Monday (18/3).

Meanwhile, based on the latest data of BPBD DIY on Monday (18/3) at 00.00 West Indonesia Time (WIB), 5.046 DIY people were affected by flood and landslide, 4.427 of them are Bantul people. Besides, 23 evacuation posts become the victims’ destination, 17 of them are in Bantul regency.

Since Sunday evening (17/3), Human Initiative has deployed rescue team to take disaster emergency initiative in the affected areas. Head of Human Initiative DIY Empowerment Division, Agus Triyono said rescue team from Human Initiative has arrived in the location since last night and opened access with other volunteers.

“Last night with other volunteers we opened road access which connects one of isolated hamlets due to flood. Now people can pass through the road,” head of Human Initiative DIY Empowerment Division, Agus Triyono said on Monday (18/3).

Agus added now Emres team was divided into two divisions, namely operational division which is assigned to evacuate survivors in the field and assessment division which is assigned to collect data of the needs of the survivors. Human Initiative invites all people to help flood and landslide victims in DIY by sending donation through the website solusipeduli.org. The urgent needs are fast food and hygiene kit.