Final Report – Participatory Review on Cyclone Seroja Emergency Responsein Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)
The movement of Tropical Cyclone Seroja was detected on 2 April 2021 and it made its landing on 5 April 2021 in East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur/NTT). The Cyclone did not only affect most parts of NTT but also affected West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat/NTB) and Bali Provinces. In NTT, it affected 21 out of the 22 districts. The cyclone manifested in different forms for different parts of NTT. Most areas experienced heavy rain and floods, as well as the strong destructive wind. Based on the data dated 28 April 2021, more than 180 people died, and 40 people were still missing.1 More than 500,000 people were affected and nearly 85,000 had to evacuate. Approximately 13,000 houses were damaged, so a some of the people still live in tents/temporary shelters. These could be makeshift shelters from their house remains and may be combined with the tents or tarps assistance they received. In Oesao village for example, the houses along the riverbank were knocked down and swept away by flash floods. Gabriel Loto, around 60 years old, with his brother erected a makeshift shelter. His neighbor, Sarci (27 years old) did similarly with her husband and for their three children.