BOGOR (7/12). On Thursday (06/12) at around 3:00 p.m. Bogor residents were shocked by tornado. A circular whirlwind has swept away everything it passes. BMKG said that this phenomenon usually occurs during the dry season transition to the rainy season, and vie versa.
The emergence of tornado wind was then accompanied by heavy rain which resulted in several fallen trees. The event that lasted less than 5 minutes in several area such asa Cipaku Village, Batutulis Village, Pamoyanan Village and Lawanggintung Village, South Bogor District, Bogor.
Rumah Zakat has coordinated with Tagana and Baznas to immediately respond to the tornado wind disaster that occurred in the area. The impact of the tornado resulted in damage to residents’ house. Approximately 858 houses were destroyed due to the tornado. One person died as a result of being crushed by a tree, and several people were injured.
Rumah Zakat Bogor responds to this by establishing a public kitchen with residents. Located at RT. 01- RT 03 RW. 07 Batutulis Village, Kec. South Bogor public kitchen is made to meet the food needs of victims of the Putting Beliung disaster.
There is still a lot of help needed by residents affected by the tornado disaster. The most urgent needs in the near future are tarps to make refugee tents, generators, medical assistance, sleeping equipment such as blankets and bedding. Not only that food needs are also needed such as ready-to-eat food (instant), and food / milk for toddlers.
Silvia Zakiah Itsnaini