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Indonesia    Indonesia   

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea. Wikipedia

CapitalJakarta Trending

Regional languages: Over 700 languages

Population: 270.6 million (2019) World Bank

PresidentJoko Widodo

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

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Since 20 March, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and thunderstorms have affected northern and central Indonesia, particularly the Sumatra and Java islands. The severe weather conditions have caused flooding and wind-related incidents, resulting in casualties and damage. This report provides an overview of the impact of the severe weather conditions and the response by local authorities.

Impact:

The severe weather conditions in northern and central Indonesia have caused damage to properties and resulted in casualties. As of 24 March, the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports four injured people, 69 damaged houses (of which two were totally damaged), and more than 250 affected people across the Binjai City Regency in North Sumatra Province due to the strong wind. Additionally, ADINet reports 50 displaced people, around 50 damaged houses, and a total of around 200 affected people across the Cianjur Regency in West Java Province due to floods.

Response:

Local authorities have responded quickly to the damage caused by the severe weather conditions. Emergency services have been dispatched to the affected areas to provide assistance to those affected by the disaster. Authorities have also been working to clear the debris and assess the damage caused by the severe weather conditions.

Outlook:

The Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency has forecast more heavy rainfall and strong winds over the whole Sumatra Island and the whole Java Island over the next 24 hours. It is crucial that residents in the affected areas remain vigilant and take necessary precautions in case of any further severe weather conditions.

Conclusion:

The severe weather conditions that have affected northern and central Indonesia have caused damage to properties and resulted in casualties. Local authorities have been quick to respond to the disaster and are working to provide assistance to those affected. It is essential that residents in the affected areas remain alert and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

 

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ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance
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Humanitarian Impact
  376
      Affected Persons
94
        Families
    172
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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