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PMI Siapkan Aplikasi Kesiapsiagaan Bencana

Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI)

JAKARTA -- Dalam rangka Peringatan Hari Pengurangan Risiko Bencana (Disaster Risk Reduction Day) yang jatuh setiap 13 Oktober, Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) akan meluncurkan aplikasi kesiapsiagaan bencana, yaitu Mass Rapid Assesment (MRA).

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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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Kabut Tebal Selimuti Kota Banjarbaru

Skalanews - Kabut asap tebal menyelimuti pusat Kota Banjarbaru, Kalimantan Selatan (Kalsel), Kamis pagi (23/10) sejak pukul 06.00 Wita, sehingga mengganggu aktivitas masyarakat.

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Emergency planning: Be prepared

Two years after Hurricane Sandy hit the US east coast, we are often asked what we learned from the disaster. Some lessons sound trivial, such as the importance of keeping headlamps ready and accessible. Some are worth stressing: we learned that we had a good contingency plan. But the most important thing we learned is that the way people act during a disaster can be more important than the written plan.

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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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