The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) recorded 640 housing units damaged by tornadoes that hit Jelegong Village, Rancaekek District, Bandung Regency, West Java. The disaster occurred on Friday afternoon, 11 January 2019, at around 15:15 WIB.
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"A total of 640 housing units were damaged by tornadoes," said BNPB Head of Information and Public Relations Center Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in a written statement received by Tempo, Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Sutopo said that this tornado also caused one person to be seriously injured, and slightly injured 15 people. In addition, 82 families were temporarily displaced by the disaster. "Residents fled in refugee camps and the At-Taqwa Mosque," he said.
Sutopo said that the regional government and related parties are still handling the effects of the tornado disaster. In addition, he said, the Bandung Regent also set an emergency response period of 7 days from 12-18 January 2019. "Emergency response status is determined so that there is ease of access because the impact is quite large," he said.
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According to Sutopo, the Regional Disaster Management Agency's (BPBD) Rapid Reaction Team has set up disaster management facilities such as 1 refugee camp unit. The team also distributed 80 family kit units and provided 4 clean water tanks for the needs of affected residents. "The Bandung District Social Service has also set up public kitchens and 1 other refugee tent unit," he said.