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Earthquake Sumatra - Norm

  1. 1. Sponsored by: ISR Student Council PowerPoint prepared by: Mr. Norm Flach Photos and Videos by: Mr. Paul Liu Earthquake Sumatra International Schools Riau
  2. 2. Earthquake Hits Sumatra <ul><li>An earthquake with a 7.6 magnitude shook West </li></ul><ul><li>Sumatra on Wednesday September 30, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Large parts of Padang city and nearby villages in West Sumatra province were destroyed by the quake. </li></ul><ul><li>About 180,000 buildings were flattened or severely </li></ul><ul><li>damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>The official death toll could reach into the thousands. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is Indonesia? Indonesia
  4. 4. Indonesia has over 17,000 islands <ul><li>West Sumatra province in green. A few other islands are labeled. </li></ul>Sumatra Java Borneo Bali Sulawesi Timor West Papua
  5. 5. Pekanbaru to Padang <ul><li>Pekanbaru, the city near our school, is a 7 to 9 hour drive from Padang. </li></ul><ul><li>The drive is approximately 300 kilometers (190 miles). </li></ul><ul><li>I takes 7 hours because the road is narrow and winds through the mountains of West Sumatra. </li></ul><ul><li>A major city between Pekanbaru and Padang is Bukit Tinggi. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pekanbaru to Padang Border of West Sumatra and our province of Riau. This red line is the road to Pekanbaru. The road is frequently blocked by landslides of huge rocks.
  7. 7. Rice Fields in West Sumatra <ul><li>Most people in the rural districts in West Sumatra work as rice farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>About 42 percent of the workforce of West Sumatra is in agriculture. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Supplies to Padang <ul><li>On Monday, October 5, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>this vehicle took 100 blankets </li></ul><ul><li>that the ISR Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>donated to the victims of the </li></ul><ul><li>earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Hill, Mr. Liu, Mr. Flach </li></ul><ul><li>and Pak Andre drove supplies </li></ul><ul><li>to Padang. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Damage to Buildings <ul><li>Many miles inland from the coastal city of Padang, buildings had huge cracks from the earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>In Padang itself, many houses had no damage; </li></ul><ul><li>others had some damage but were safe to live in; </li></ul><ul><li>others had structural damage and were not safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Many houses were completely demolished. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Video: Street in the Padang Area
  11. 11. No Damage This home in Padang is the residence of Pak Michael, his wife Ibu Eva and their three children. Michael’s organization, Dian Insani, is sanctioned by the government to give earthquake training.
  12. 12. Houses Still Standing Left: A house that is suffered no damage. Right: A house that has structural damage and is not safe to live in.
  13. 13. Houses Still Standing Buidings with the traditional Minangkebau architecture of West Sumatra suffered varying degrees of damage.
  14. 14. The City of Padang Many of the large business and government buildings in Padang had a great deal of damage.
  15. 15. The City of Padang
  16. 16. Padang – the capital City <ul><li>Six days after the first earthquake, the search for survivors and treatment of injuries was no longer the first priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue crews were focusing on clearing debris and trying to prevent disease outbreaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Aid workers from at least 20 countries have come to West Sumatra, including the largest contingent of U.S. military in Indonesia since the tsunami of 2004. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Video: Russian Relief Clinic
  18. 18. Cleaning Up the Debris In the first week after the earthquake, there was a great need for heavy machinery for rescue and clean-up operations.
  19. 19. The Ambacang Hotel All that remains of the hotel of choice in Padang. Airline pilots and flight attendants frequently stayed in this hotel.
  20. 20. The Ambacang Hotel Crowds gather to watch rescue workers dig through the rubble day and night in an attempt to retrieve the remains of loved ones.
  21. 21. Video: The Ambacang Hotel
  22. 22. Landslides in Pariaman <ul><li>In the district of Pariaman, the earthquake produced huge landslides. </li></ul><ul><li>An area of at least five square kilometers was buried by a landslide falling down from the nearby hills. </li></ul><ul><li>Three villages were buried, ann estimated 400 people killed. </li></ul><ul><li>A mosque which had stood 30 meters high disappeared with the villages. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tarps and Tents In front of these houses in the Pariaman district, tarps and tents are set up as temporary shelters.
  24. 24. Pariaman District Unfortunately, many homes were completely demolished.
  25. 25. Schools in West Sumatra <ul><li>503 school buildings were damaged in the quake. </li></ul><ul><li>241 schools need to be rebuilt. </li></ul><ul><li>By the sixth of October the government had set up 15 tents for use as temporary classrooms in the Padang / Pariaman region. </li></ul><ul><li>Another 228 tents were being shipped from Jakarta for the same purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope Dian Insani will help us identify something we can do to support the schools. </li></ul>
  26. 26. School in Pariaman There were probably no children in this school when the earthquake hit. But education in West Sumatra will be disrupted for some time.
  27. 27. Helicopters Provide Aid <ul><li>At least six government helicopters Tuesday, October 6 th , made airdrops to isolated villages in the Pariaman regency. </li></ul><ul><li>The landslide cut off roads and quake victims were in desperate need of food and other emergency supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>The helicopters shuttled instant noodles, blankets, milk and other supplies to the isolated hillside villages. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Dian Insani – Reaching Out This house in Pariaman was rented by Dian Insani as a post for the distribution of supplies. The group below came to help from Nigeria.
  29. 29. Coordinating Many Volunteer Groups Dian Insani is using this house for storing supplies to be distributed to the outlying villages of Pariaman. Some of the blankets ISR donated are pictured here.
  30. 30. A Generous Family A family in rural Pariaman donated their house for the use of one volunteer agency that is setting up a medical clinic and supply distribution center. The video that follows this slide shows the arrival of a supply truck carrying 16 tons of rice. Mr. Hill and the Pekanbaru group delivered medical supplies that were donated by the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta. Cooperative efforts are having a positive effect.
  31. 31. Video: 16 Tons of Rice
  32. 32. ISR’s First Donation: A Community Health Clinic in Pariaman Mr. Flach proudly presents blankets on behalf of ISR Student Council.

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