Storms Leave Rp5bn Cleanup Bill
The extreme weather that battered Bali in recent weeks is believed to have caused damage worth over Rp5 billion.
After high seas in late January and early February, which lead to landslides, power cuts, severe transport delays and several deaths, calmer conditions have returned.
Eka Arisanti of the Bali Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the extreme weather associated with Cyclone Iggy had now passed, with both wind and rainfall decreasing to levels considered typical for the time of year. However, he warned that generally high rainfall and strong winds could be expected until the end of March.
Most areas of Bali were affected by the recent storms. In Tabanan a total of 88 separate places were damaged by wind and rain, leading to damages of around Rp1.5 billion.
I Gusti Made Jaya Serataberana of the provincial disaster mitigation agency said that funding had been allocated to deal with such issues.
“We have set aside Rp30 billion in funds for disaster recovery this year,” he said.Filed under: Headlines