MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, KATINGAN – Muhammadiyah volunteers in Central and South Kalimantan are still trying to help residents affected by floods in Katingan Regency today (13/9). After more than a week of flooding, the service is now placed on the Muhammadiyah flood shelter in Petak Bahandang Village, Kamipang District. The shelter service can be accessed by people of Petak Bahandang, Hiang Bana, and Jahanjang.
The flood is currently inundating the three villages, but it recedes in Petak Bahndan and Hiang Bana so that cars can pass.
If the condition stays for 14 days, the service will be increased.
Chair of the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) of Katingan Regency Eko Hanjoyo said Muhammadiyah volunteers provided an emergency kitchen, distributed instant food, gave incidental health service, and did an assessment and coordination with related parties.
“The emergency kitchen will be open until 26 September 2021, and 1,0000 boxes of instant food will be distributed to villages of Tasik Payawan District as Petak Bahandang, Hiyang Bana, Talingke, and Kumbang, and villages of Kamipang District as Tumbang Runen and Jahanjang,” Eko mentioned.
Meanwhile, the flood in Kasongan, the capital of Katingan Regency has receded and the people have begun to clean their house.
“The MDMC provides an emergency kitchen in Masjid Nurul Iman, Kasongan on 28 August-11 September 2021. It serves 13,426 boxes of food,” Eko said.
The MDMC of South Kalimantan sent 16 volunteers equipped with 3 4ED cars, 1 ambulance, 1 pickup, 1 boat, 1 rubber boat, and emergency kitchen equipment.
Besides, the MDMC of Central Kalimantan sent 23 volunteers in 2 shelters. They worked under the command of the MDMC of Central Kalimantan, MDMC of Palangka Raya, Pemuda Muhammadiyah, Nasyiatul ‘Aisyiyah of Central Kalimantan, and RSI PKU Palangka Raya.
The person in charge of the data and information of the MDMC of the Central Kalimantan Evan Bastian said the Muhammadiyah volunteers of the Central Kalimantan should share duties to know updates in Palangka Raya.
“Heavy rain hit Palangka Raya for these seven recent days, and floodwaters are inundating 3 districts and 7 villages,” Evan mentioned.
Some Muhammadiyah volunteers did emergency response by distributing 110 packages of groceries in two flood-affected areas, Kuala Kuayan and Baawan in Mentaya Hulu.
“The volunteers provided a flood shelter at Muhammadiyah Office of Sampit, Jalan R.A. Kartini, Sampit, Kotawaringin Timur,” Evan said.