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Earthquakes, tsunamis and floods: Unlearning the past

  • David Meigh
    David Meigh


Jakarta | Tue, October 9, 2018 | 09:07 am
Earthquakes, tsunamis and floods: Unlearning the past Darkest hours: An aerial photograph taken from a Smart Aviation-owned Cessna 208 Caravan shows Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday evening, five days after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the region, causing blackouts. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan )

PREMIUM It is with some sadness that I have watched the news footage from Palu, Central Sulawesi, a city I lived in for a year when working on the Gumbasa irrigation project in the valley. I had experienced this before from three years living in Banda Aceh, then returning after the tsunami to rebuild irrigation schemes. 

During some 30 years working around Indonesia and Southeast Asia,...

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