Emergency Period of South Sulawesi Floods Held 14 Days

Jakarta, MINA – Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Data, Information and Public Relations Center, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the emergency response period of South Sulawesi floods held from January 23 until February 6 which can be extended based on conditions in the area.

“In order to simplify and speed up the handling of disasters, the Governor of South Sulawesi has set an emergency response status for 14 days,” Sutopo explained.

The purpose of this decision is also to facilitate access for personnel deployment, logistics, equipment, procurement of goods and services, and administration.

“Determination of emergency status by the Governor is to facilitate access, both the use of the budget from APBD and BNPB,” he said.

“The handling of the impact of disasters can be done quickly, precisely and accurately,” he added.

Until Monday, the death toll rose to 69 people, seven lost, 48 injured, and 9,429 displaced that spread over 21 villages and 78 districts. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)