KOMPAS.TV – Hydrometeorological disasters that hit Indonesia, especially floods, are a fear for residents living in disaster-prone areas.
The National Disaster Management Agency or BNPB revealed that there were 228 hydrometeorological disasters in Indonesia throughout September 2022.
In terms of mitigation, the Central and Regional Governments need to work together in order to minimize the impact.
Some provinces that are prone to hydrometeorological disasters include Sumatra Island, especially Aceh, West Sumatra, South Sumatra and North Sumatra.
The disasters are still dominated by floods, flash floods, forest and land fires and landslides.
While on the island of Java, disasters occur in the provinces of West Java, Central Java and East Java.
Even in the last 5 years, Java Island is still the most frequently hit area by hydrometeorological disasters, reaching 50 percent of its districts, West Java Province still occupies the highest disaster-prone area.
Regarding rainfall in Indonesia, the Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics Agency or BMKG divides two levels caused by La Nina.
To be able to cope with this hydrometeorological disaster, a division of tasks between the Central and Regional Governments is needed.
Habib Dzakwan, a researcher at the Management Research Unit of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia, believes that the government still prioritizes climate mitigation over climate adaptation in its disaster mitigation policy.
Every year Indonesia has the potential to experience various kinds of disasters.
In Semarang, Central Java, the BPBD of Semarang City formed a Disaster Response Village or Katana as a form of mitigation from various areas in Semarang.
Katana is trained to create disaster management plans and community actions.
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