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Emergency status declared in Yogyakarta amid floods and landslides

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, November 30, 2017   /   04:57 pm
Emergency status declared in Yogyakarta amid floods and landslides Yogyalarta Governor Hamengkubuwono gestures while visiting a landlside-affected area on the banks of the Code River in Tegal Panggung subdistrict, Yogyakarta, on Thursday. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Yogyakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono has declared a state of emergency following several days of flooding, landslides and strong winds that have claimed five lives. The status will be in place until Jan. 30.  

“Emergency funds will be disbursed to assist evacuees,” the governor said during a visit to residential areas affected by landslides in Tegal Panggung subdistrict, Yogyakarta, on Thursday.

The province was hit with stormy weather earlier this week following the formation of a tropical cyclone on the southern coast of Java.

Read also: Flood hits Central Java, forces thousands to evacuate

Meanwhile, Yogyakarta Mayor Haryadi Suyuti said the municipality had allocated Rp 2 billion (US$ 140,000) to provide aid to evacuees.

Locals pass through a collapsed bridge on motorcycles in Imogiri, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, on Thursday. Locals pass through a collapsed bridge on motorcycles in Imogiri, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, on Thursday. (Antara/Hendra Nurdiyansyah)

The cyclone has caused landslides and flooding in Yogyakarta city, Sleman, Bantul, Gunungkidul and Kulon Progo regencies. (rin)