Manado also experiencing horrible flood! Not only Jakarta!
The town of Manado in Indonesia was hit by a massive flashflood and landslide that displaced more than 40,000 residents.
Strong winds and heavy rains that lasted days triggered a landslide that buried dozens of vehicles and their passengers. It was also reported that the road that connects Manado city with Tomohon city was destroyed due to the landslide.
What a night! Badai berlanjut gempa, berlanjut mati lampu. Satu harapan saya malam ini, tidur nyenyak dan bangun besok #GodSaveManado
— Mawar Sharon Pantow (@mawarsharons) June 13, 2011
Storm followed by earthquake, followed by power outage. My one hope for tonight, soundless sleep and awake tomorrow. #GodSaveManado
— Mahasiswa Yogyakarta (@JogjaStudent) January 16, 2014
O Lord, please facilitate the distribution of aid and evacuation for our brothers and sisters..#prayformanado
3-meter high sea waves at Boulevard avenue, Manado.
doa terbaik utk teman2 & saudara2 di Manado dan sekitarnya. semoga musibah banjir yg dialami bisa diatasi secepatnya. — sarah sechan (@sarseh) January 16, 2014
best prayers for friends and relatives in Manado and its surroundings. hopefully flood can be resolved at the soonest.
— Grace Sharon (@grace_sha) January 15, 2014
Twitter was maximized to to coordinate rescue missions:
Tweepos mohon bantuannya RT, ini teman sy di Manado Alex bth bantuan tim SAR terimakasih yg se bsr”nya pic.twitter.com/kxVhArA1Ja
— armand maulana (@armandmaulana) January 15, 2014
Tweeps, please help RT this, a friend of mine Alex in Manado requires help from SAR team. Big thanks.
On Facebook, community pages and North Sulawesi diaspora groups provide latest updates and news regarding the status of disaster reliefs.
Ferix Sonanda expressed gratitude to Facebook friends who helped in facilitating the rescue of his nephew in a flooded village:
Terima Kasih atas bantuannya kawan2…. Seluruh anggota kantor ponakan saya telah dievakuasi skitar 30 mnt yg lewat…
Thank you for your help, friends. All of the office members where my nephew works have been evacuated 30 minutes ago.
Meanwhile, the Manado community Facebook page advised netizens to refrain from circulating news from unconfirmed sources that could trigger chaos amid uncertainty.
Minister for People's Welfare Salim Segaf Al Jufri assured that aid for flood victims are ready to be distributed. The Manado Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG Manado) predicts the possibility of further flooding due to heavy rainfall in the next few days.
Besides Manado, other towns were also devastated by the flooding such as North Minahasa regency, Tomohon city, Minahasa, South Minahasa, and Sangihe Islands.
Disasters caused by extreme rainfall have been reported in many parts of Indonesia, including the capital Jakarta.