Nobody ever imagine that Bima City will be struck by great flash flood. When the rainy season started in December 2016, the rainfall intensity was very high in Bima area, West Nusa
Mungkin tak seorang pun menduga, Kota Bima akan diterjang banjir bandang hebat. Memasuki musim hujan pada Desember 2016 lalu, potensi intensitas hujan sangat tinggi di wilayah Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Banjir Bandang pada akhirnya terjadi pada 21 dan 23 Desember 2016. Banjir bandang Kota Bima sangat mengancam jiwa manusia dan Continue reading
Indonesia is a prone country to natural disasters. Number of the natural disasters tends to increase every year, particularly hydro-meteorological disasters. Hydro-meteorological disasters that often occur are as tornado, flood, landslide, severe weather and drought. On the other side, Indonesia has potential as well to geological disasters, such as earthquake and volcano eruption. These are potential threat to more than 200 million population. Indonesia which has about 13.000 islands is not only surrounded by active tectonic plates but also ranks of active volcanoes in the world, part of the ring of fire. In term of volcano eruption, Indonesia National Authority for Disaster Management (BNPB) states that the natural phenomena of volcano eruption threatens around 3.8 million population (Nugroho, 2012).