Friday, May 23, 2014

Closer look at Merapi Monitoring Activities Volunteers

"The peak of Merapi observed quite clear, white smoke with a low pressure looks out from the top of the mountain. While wind speed normal to the direction of the north, not sounding thump from the mouth of the mountain. Similarly can be reported from Mount Merapi monitoring post Balerante Parent, Kemalang, Klaten," Darwono said, Volunteer Monitoring Visual Merapi, while the peak of Mount Merapi conditions reported by radio Handy Talky (HT).

That's a brief overview of the conversations that do volunteer monitors Mount Merapi Balerante Parent 907, Kemalang Subdistrict, Klaten. At any time, such reports will continue to be spoken by the volunteers who served on the slope of Mount Merapi.
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Not know the time, day or night, the volunteers continued to observe the conditions of the most active mountain peaks in the world. In fact, any event that occurs at the top of the mountain, is always reported by the volunteers, both to the Agency for Investigation and Technology Development Kegunungapian (BPPTK) Yogyakarta and Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Klaten. In fact, most of the report was given to the people who are on the slopes of Mount Merapi.

In this kind of alert status, observations made volunteers more improved than the current status of Mount Merapi in normal active state. The volunteers always observe volcanic activity both visually using the naked eye, binoculars and activity observations using seismic detection devices are placed on the mountain.

Darwono say, by observing a continuous basis, no matter what happens at the top of the mountain can be seen as soon as possible so that the volunteers can provide quick and accurate information to the people who live on the slopes of Mount Merapi. Moreover, in the district of Klaten there are several villages were included in the Disaster Prone Areas (KRB) Merapi.

He said the observation was made extra tight so that the citizens are not missed as of 2010. At that time, a tremendous eruption devastated the border region of Klaten and Sleman, Yogyakarta. Lack of information dissemination at the time also made many fallen victim.

"Currently, whatever information we provide to the public directly. If that condition was dangerous, people can understand quickly and can be displaced," he said.

Awu Turahan Rescue Coordinator, Parent Balerante 907, Suharno, said, in addition to visual observation of Merapi, the volunteers also conduct educational and rescue for citizens around the south side of the mountain slope. According to him, the provision of education to the community is very important. Because, with the provision that public education will be realized with any disasters that endanger them.

With such, according to him, the task of the volunteers will not be in vain. When volunteers provide information about a dangerous thing, people will quickly understand and prepare themselves to find a safe place.

"Information dissemination is most effective when using community radio and almost every moment of the broadcast can be heard on any information going around Merapi," he said.


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