The process of evacuation, search, rescue of victims and handling refugees due to floods, landslides and tornadoes in the area of South Sulawesi (South Sulawesi) continues to be carried out. The disaster claimed lives and resulted in thousands of people being displaced.
BNPB Head of Information and Public Relations Center Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that based on data collection on the impact of the disaster carried out by the South Sumatra BPBD Emergency Operation Center up to H + 2 or Thursday (24/1) at 14.00 WIB, there were 78 disasters affected. The villages are spread in 52 sub-districts located in Jeneponto, Maros, Gowa, Makassar City, Soppeng, Wajo, Barru, Pangkep, Sidrap and Bantaeng.
“A total of 30 people died, 25 people were missing, 47 people were injured, 5,825 people were affected, 3,321 people were displaced,” said Sutopo.
In addition, 76 damaged housing units consisting of 32 units were washed away, 25 were severely damaged, 2 were moderately damaged, 12 were lightly damaged, five were buried. The 2,694 housing units and 11,433 hectares of rice fields were flooded.
The disaster also damaged nine bridges, two damaged markets, six damaged worship facilities and 13 schools. “This data is temporary and is likely to change because data collection is still carried out by BPBD and other elements,” he said.
The extreme rainfall that hit the South Sulawesi region on Tuesday (1/22) has led to an increase in river flow and the Bili-Bili Reservoir. The phenomenon also resulted in landslides in the hills.
“In the last two days the rain has decreased. This also causes the discharge of the Bili-Bili Reservoir to decrease, “he said