Mayor H Ibnu Sina said a total of 771 families or 1,821 people in the five sub-districts have fled to safer places. The number has increased from 1,371 people from 646 families took refuge from 47 thousand people or 1,371 families afflicted by the floods a day before.
In response to the potential number of flood victims that may continue to increase, the Mayor who was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Hermansyah said that the city government has made sure to prepare funds for handling flood disaster emergency response status.
"We agreed to disburse unexpected aid fund to help the affected people in the amount of IDR14billion," he said at the City Hall on Monday (Jan 18.2021).
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The fund, in addition to providing daily needs for flood victims, will also be used for the logistical needs of relevant agencies dealing with disasters, such as procuring rubber boats, raincoats, and boots.
He asked all related agencies in handling flood disaster to be proactive and jointly responsible.
"There is no need to push each other, speed is a need, if slow we definitely pass the time and surely public will continue to protest if we do not take the initiative to be more proactive in taking roles in accordance with our respective duties," he said.
From monitoring in the field, the flood has flooded high enough to swamp the A Yani protocol road. So many motorbikes broke down when passing it.
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