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    Flood Emergency Response Ends Saturday


    BANDUNG-Thousands of flood refugees in the District Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot and Bojongsoang Bandung regency began to leave the refugee camps scattered in several points. Nevertheless there are some people who occupy the refugee camps is still waiting their house cleaned.

    "The number of refugees still in tents now reached a thousand people, it is still in the emergency response period, and they were still provided food and clothing to be used following the cleaning tools," said Chief Executive BPBDs (Regional Disaster Management Agency) Bandung Regency Drs. H.Tata Irawan Subandi after receiving a number of relief goods from the Chairman KORPRI Bandung Regency Ir. Sofian H. Nataprawira, Baleendah Scout MP in the House, on Tuesday (22/3).

    Tata Subandi Irawan said the flood emergency response will end next Saturday (26/3) considering the rainfall in South Bandung area is still high. "From my observation and Geology BMKG, rainfall is going happened until the end of next March, so the emergency response was extended until March 26," he adds.

    It recognises, some aid since the flood occurred until now still continue to flow. Mostly the assistance in the form of clothing, food, school supplies, mineral water and a number of other cleaning tools. "Every day we distribute the assistance to the several relief camps and also food," he said.

    The assistance largely come from government agencies, private and state enterprises as well as a number of other community organisations. He did not mention the value of the assistance received. "We are difficult to calculate, because of the shape of goods. However we would like to thank for those who have participated giving for the flood victims,” he said.

    The assistance from KORPRI Bandung regency, was in the form of broom fibres 500 pieces, broom 500 pieces, broom brush thrust 500 pieces, mop 500 pieces, rubber 500 pieces, dustpan 500 pieces, floor cleaning fluid 500 pieces, noodles instant 65 boxes, 51 boxes of mineral water, blankets 200 pieces, 50 towels and clothes as much as 20 sacks.

    "Hopefully it could be useful for disaster victims who are mostly located in the District Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah and Bojongsoang. Hoping that this flood will ends soon, and to the victims of this tragedy remain to be patient. The government continues to strive so that flood could be resolved soon,” said H. Sofian Nataprawira, MP.

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