TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo delivered thousands of food packages to the people affected by the flash floods that hit North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi.
The aid was channeled directly by the Presidential Secretariat team along with the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) at the disaster relief post in Baebunta District on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
A total of 3,000 food packages were symbolically handed over to the North Luwu Regent, Indah Putri Indriani. The event was attended by North Luwu Legislative Council (DPRD) Speaker Basir and the Military Resort Command (Korem) 142/Taroada Tarogau commander Brig. Gen. Firman Dahlan.
In total, 10,000 food packages were delivered, consisting of 5 kilograms of rice, one-liter cooking oil, 1 kilogram of sugar, and 1 box of teabags. In addition, the government delivered 900 aid packages loaded with blankets, sarongs, milk, adult towels, and baby diapers.
The high-intensity of rainfall on Monday, July 13, caused rivers in the area to overflow, damaging houses and public facilities, as well as blocking the road access.
Based on data from the North Luwu Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), the flash flood killed at least 38 people. Besides, nine people went missing and 106 people were injured. A total of 14,483 people or 3,627 households were evacuated.