Refugees from the eruption of Mount Sinabung until Monday (9/16/2013) reached 5,956 souls. Earlier in the day there are 3,710 displaced people. Refugees scattered in seven points, namely in Jambur Sempakata (2,730 inhabitants), GBKP Classic (590 inhabitants), GBKP City (1,400 inhabitants), Jambur Umbrella Village (420 inhabitants), Jambur Taras du Berastagi (750 inhabitants), Masjid Agung (60 soul), and PPWG Kabanjahe (56 inhabitants). Most of the refugees are from 6 villages in a radius of 3 km as recommended by the Village Simacem PVMBG, Bekerah, Sukameriah, Sukanalu Teran, Sigarang-garang, and in the District Mardingding, Namanteran.
BPBDs Field Kichen Unit has been operating in North Sumatra. North Sumatra is preparing BPBDs 2,000 blankets. Logistic for refugees have been served by the Social Service Karo, from the rice supply at Bulog. Medical post was set up by the District Health Office. Karo of North Sumatra Province. Support from other parties is still coming to help refugees. Most people have evacuated their animals independently. Masks also been distributed to some people. Currently the school runs. Most people still deal with their normal activities. Quick Reaction Team BNPB assist local governments and BPBDs Karo in North Sumatra disaster management related technical assistance, logistics, administration and finance.
Sinabung conditions until Monday (09/16/2013) at 10:45 pm is monitored in realtime CCTV from post BNPB seen that grayish-white smoke still comes out of the crater of Mount Sinabung. Dominant direction of the smoke to the East to Northeast brought volcanic ash. Sinabung status is still alert (level III). People are encouraged to always follow directions and information from the authorities.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Head of Data Information and Public Relations BNPB


Translated  by Henrikus Adi Hernanto



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