Tag Archives: Indonesia Tsunami 2010

2010 Exceptional for Disasters

Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia, hurricanes in Mexico: 2010 has so far been an “exceptional” year for weather disasters, German reinsurance giant Munich Re have said. “This year really has been a year of weather records,” Peter Hoeppe,

Tsunami Death Toll Tops 400

Mentawai, West Sumatra. Indonesia struggled with twin disasters Saturday as the death toll from a tsunami topped 400 and the archipelago’s most active volcano erupted again, spreading panic and ash over a vast area. Rescuers were battling bad weather and

Tsunami Warning Buoys Vandalised

Indonesian officials have revealed significant holes in the tsunami warning system as the death toll from Monday’s tsunami climbed to more than 400. Hopes are fading for more than 300 others still listed as missing after the huge wave, triggered

US Pledges 2 Million for Indonesia

Ambassador Scot Marciel has announced that the U.S. Government Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will provide USD 2 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the eruption of Mount Merapi and tsunami in the Mentawai Islands. The Ambassador made

Indonesia: Aid Begins to Arrive

Jakarta. Tsunami survivors in Indonesia’s remote west received tents and other supplies today, and aid workers fed and provided necessities to evacuees from a volcanic eruption as the number of dead from the two disasters rose. The death toll as

Tsunami Baby Found Alive in Trees

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia – An official says an 18-month-old baby has been found alive in a clump of trees days after the devastating tsunami that killed at least 343 people. Relief coordinator Hermansyah says the little boy is recovering in

Tsunami Deaths Could Exceed 500

Padang, West Sumatra. The death toll from a tsunami that pummeled the remote Mentawai Islands was expected to pass 500, an official said Thursday, as hopes faded for hundreds of people still missing after a huge wave triggered by a

Tsunami Aid Response of Concern

The death toll from the Indonesian tsunami that hit the islands off the coast of Sumatra has risen to 343 and aid is only just beginning to trickle in. Another 338 people remain missing after the wave that was generated

Indonesia’s Disasters Kill Over 300

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A tsunami and a volcanic eruption in Indonesia have killed more than 300 people with over 400 missing and tens of thousands displaced, authorities said on Wednesday. One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes spewed out clouds

Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 154

PADANG, Indonesia – Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed Wednesday to remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10-foot (3-meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 154 people. Rough seas and