Landslides damage 300 homes in Kulon Progo

Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) – At least 300 homes located in the Menoreh Hill area were damaged by landslides that hit the Kulon Progo District, Yogyakarta Province, recently.

The Yogyakarta authorities will provide assistance for renovation and reconstruction of the damaged houses, Gusdi Hartono, head of the Kulon Progo disaster mitigation office, stated here, Tuesday.

The assistance will be sourced from the natural disaster emergency funds allocated for Yogyakarta.

On Dec 1, the administration of Kulon Progo District had declared an emergency response status following floods and landslides that hit the region amid the extreme weather in late November of 2017.

The emergency status was effective from Nov 30 to Dec 27.

Swift and appropriate precautionary measures and response were deemed necessary, as the district had experienced rainy season and extreme weather.

At least 66 locations in Kulon Progo were hit by hydrological disasters, such as flooding and landslides.

Meanwhile, two residents went missing, while two others were injured, as a landslide hit Pedukuhan Ngroto, Pendoworejo Village, Girimulyo Sub-district, Kulon Progo District, recently.

Earlier, the Yogyakarta Special Autonomous Provincial Administration had declared an emergency alert status following natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and whirlwinds, which had hit the region.

The decision to declare the emergency status was taken during a coordination meeting on disaster mitigation attended by officials of the Yogyakarta disaster mitigation office on Nov 29.

Source: ANTARA News