Bencana Kesehatan

Tsunami reminders

NINE years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province is now a bustling city, with a museum and a large ship pushed inland by the wave among few reminders of the devastation. Lives have returned to normal for many of the survivors, but others are still struggling with a lack of adequate housing. “I will never forget that day. It was a terrifying experience,” said 29-year-old Nanda Suhada, whose father, brother and grandmother died when the giant wave stuck their neighbourhood in Banda Aceh.

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Masyarakat Gunung Lemongan Dilatih Hadapi Bencana

Lumajang - Masyarakat desa di sekitar Gunung Lemongan Kabupaten Lumajang mendapat pelatihan pengurangan risiko bencana selama 10 hari sejak 15-24 Juni 2014. Pelatihan tersebut diberikan bagi masyarakat di desa-desa teratas lereng gunung api dengan ketinggian 1.676 meter di atas permukaan laut itu.

Aak Abdullah Al Kudus, tokoh pemuda pendiri Laskar Hijau, kelompok pemuda aktifis konservasi di lereng Gunung Lemongan, mengatakan desa-desa yang menjadi sasaran kegiatan ini adalah desa-desa teratas seperti desa Sumber Petung Kecamatan Ranuyoso, desa Papringan kecamatan Klakah serta desa Salak kecamatan Randuagung. Kegiatan dilakukan secara bergilir masing-masing selama tiga hari.

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Time to take disaster management seriously

Disaster management is an unglamorous, but a highly committed job. Like the defence forces it gives an impression of rearing a white elephant but is 24x7 in nature and preoccupation. The trick is to regularly analyse the threat, update procedures, resources and actions. Periodic mock drills, as close to reality as possible, conducted with the participation of the permanent and standby roster of earmarked manpower is an absolute must.

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Natural Disasters: Lessons from Uttarakhand

The recent cloudburst in Uttarakhand and subsequent natural disaster in the form of massive inundation should make many of us sit up and take notice. It is true that notwithstanding all disaster management plans, man is helpless against the vagaries of nature as also borne out by the regular loss of lives and property from tsunami, tornados, typhoons and hurricanes in developed countries like the USA and Japan.

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BNPB: Pemerintah Kurang Peduli Tata Ruang Peduli Bencana

sumber:harianterbitJakarta - Waspada, 16 bandara di Indonesia berada pada lokasi rawan tsunami. Contohnya adalah bandara Internasional Yogyakarta di Pantai Glagah, Kulonprogo. Di mana lokasi tersebut dinilai rentan terdampak tsunami setinggi sembilan meter.

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