Yogyakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono X declared on Friday that the province
was on alert due to unpredictable weather that might lead to a number of
“The governor has just issued a decree on facing unpredictable events. He also
took the recent landslides in Gunung Kidul and Kulon Progo regencies into
account,” Yogyakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Gatot Saptadi told
reporters in Yogyakarta on Friday night as quoted by Antara news agency.
The issuance of the decree was prompted by data from the local Meteorology,
Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) and the Center for Research and Technology
Development of Geologic Disaster (BPPTKG) regarding weather disturbances and the
current situation of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta.
Following the decree, the BPBD established a number of posts throughout
Yogyakarta that will be manned during the Idul Fitri exodus.
“We have also prepared 1,000 packages of logistics, including food aid shall
any natural disaster take place,” Gatot said. (hrl)