Jakarta, 21 Ramadan 1436/8 July 2015 (MINA) – Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said in its statement the government continues to prepare anticipation on the increasing activity of Raung volcanic Mount in East Java.
The Head of Data, Information and Public Relations department, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, his agency cooperated with local NGOs did meeting in Bondowoso ,Tuesday, focused on precaution action in facing the eruption.
According to Sutopo, in Indonesia, there are 18 mountain on alert status, three mountain in Standby, and one mountain in wary. We plan to set up 200 warning signs on that. Infopublik quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
One of the signs says “You Entering 3 km forbidden Area “. According to the recommendations, it was targeted to set up at least 40 signs before Ied Fitri day,” said Sutopo.
He added, BNPB appreciated the local government of Banyuwangi, Situbondo, Bondowoso, and Jember which has been carrying out preparatory well.
Bondowoso regency, there are two affected districts and 11 villages most affected. “Now, things that should be immediately prepared are evacuation access route, evacuation vehicles, and communications equipments,” he added.
Sutopo quoting the BNPB chief, Syamsul Maarif statement, there will be held a “Table Top Exercise training” before field exercises that mobilize the community.
“The training refers to the document of Raung Mount eruption history in 1953 and 1956, “Sutopo added. (T/ R03/R05)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)