Over the past month, Indonesia has been struck by a number of large earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks. On Friday, September 28th, one of the earthquakes triggered a tsunami that has caused extensive damage in the city of Palu. It is being reported that the waves were possibly 10 to 18 feet high and travelling at approximately 800 kph.
Hundreds are dead and injured. Buildings, including a major hospital have been destroyed. The airport is closed, roads are damaged, and bridges are gone. The full extent of the destruction is not yet known, but hundreds of thousands have been affected.
“On my way to Palu city, all I saw was the destruction caused by the earthquake and the tsunami. The road was destroyed and cracked, we could only rely on the lights of our car because the electricity was out. Homes and cars were completely destroyed. The roads are covered with rocks and sands carried by the tsunami. People are seeking shelter on the side of the roads in tents.”
The ADRA network is responding to the Indonesian earthquakes and tsunami. ADRA team members are providing food, clean water, medicine, tents for shelter, and much more for survivors.
You can give online at www.adra.ca/indonesia or by marking your donation envelope for "ADRA - Indonesia Relief".