TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta – Sleman regional disaster prevention agency in Yogyakarta has urged people to step off the river as a precaution against the possible flood of cold lava following the eruption of Mount Merapi on Saturday, November 8 in the beginning.
"We have called on people to stay away from the rivers, especially when it is raining," said Makwan, BPB 's emergency and logistics manager today.
However, Makwan said that any flood of cold lava could not reach the villages around the side of the volcano.
"If there is a flood of cold lava, the settlements will not be endangered, because the rivers, whose upstream areas are located on the slopes of the volcano, are deep enough," he said. explained, adding that the Sabo Dam built around the volcano capacity.
Sabo Dam is a structure that blocks, flattens or deflects lava flows along the path of the river that could be flooded by lava.
Mount Merapi, located on the border of the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta, broke out on Saturday at 6:21 am local time, emitting a column of hot ash reaching 1.5 km high, and the wind blew ashes to l & # 39; west.
The volcano has been alert since May 21, 2018.
Chief of Search and Rescue (SAR) Yogyakarta, Brotoseno, said his team was prepared to anticipate the future activities of the volcano.
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