PMI Mobilizing assistance in the flash floods that hit Garut, West Java
Center reported that 33 people died, 31 injured and 22 missing while 6,019 people are displaced. Head of PMI West Java Chapter, Erlan Suherlan, said about 1,000 people were evacuated to military district command and several other locations.
The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has recorded that 858 houses were destroyed, 207 damage, while the rest 1,446 has a minor damage.
Following the disaster, emergency aid in the form of blankets, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, diapers, food, flashlights, body bags, and water tank trucks are provided to communities affected by the disaster. PMI also mobilized emergency response teams (SATGANA) to carry out evacuations, establishing coordination with stakeholders and carry out rapid assessment. Up to date, PMI has distributed 51,500 liters of clean water, 550 blankets, 300 tarpaulins, 250 carpets, 520 hygiene kits, 60 body bags, 40 sarongs, 16 baby kits, and builded 10 temporary latrines for those who got affected by the disaster.
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