Pontianak – Deputy Mayor of Pontianak The discussion ensures the readiness of all elements, starting from the government, TNI/Polri ranks, Basarnas and stakeholders in dealing with natural disasters.
Moreover, based on the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) at the end of 2021, it is estimated that there will be an increase in the accumulation of high rainfall that occurs in almost all parts of Indonesia.
So that this has the potential to cause floods, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis.
“Therefore, before the occurrence of a disaster in the Pontianak City area, all of us must really ensure the preparedness of the Task Force (Satgas), readiness of equipment, availability of food and necessities needed during extreme weather,” he said after becoming Inspector of Natural Disaster Anticipation Apples. at the West Kalimantan Police SPN Apple Field on Wednesday (11/03/21).
According to data from BNPB, from January 1 to September 5, 2021, there have been 1,289 natural disasters in Indonesia, with details of 750 floods, 477 extreme weather, 346 landslides and 206 forest and land fires.
Meanwhile, the disaster data for the last five years that occurred in Pontianak City, from 2017 to 2020, were 125 cases of residential and shop-house fires, 98 cases of forest and land fires, 9 tornadoes and 6 floods.
In dealing with natural disasters, Discussion reminded that all equipment and supporting infrastructure owned by each agency need to be prepared. “There needs to be participation and cooperation as well as good coordination from relevant agencies to prepare equipment and a task force for natural disaster management in accordance with their main duties and responsibilities,” he said.
The call for disaster preparedness was attended by the ranks of the TNI and Polri, Basarnas of West Kalimantan Province, BPBD Pontianak City, PMI, Health Service, Social Service, Transportation Service, Satpol PP and Pontianak City Fire and Rescue and BMKG Pontianak City.
He said, the disaster preparedness apple was held to increase the preparedness of all components of the government and society in facing the threat of hydrometeorological disasters in Pontianak City, such as floods and hurricanes.
“The goal is to improve the coordination of disaster management stakeholders in dealing with natural disasters in this rainy season,” he said.
In addition, this apple is also in order to increase public awareness in facing the peak of the rainy season and to provide an understanding of disaster management to stakeholders and volunteers.
“To avoid the risk of loss of life and property, I urge all people, especially those living along the watershed (DAS) and those living in areas prone to tornadoes, to always be vigilant and alert,” he concluded.