Eruption of Mount Semeru, PLN: 121 power plants affected

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPLN the focus is on securing power grids in several areas such as Sumber Mujur, Pronojiwo and Tempursari following the eruption of Mount Semeru which was accompanied by warm clouds on Sunday morning.

“Currently, we are still waiting for the ash rain to calm down to normalize the network in the affected places. It has been recorded that 121 substations supplying customers have been affected by this incident,” said Tandi Saputro, director of PLN ULP Tempeh, in a statement received in Surabaya. , Sunday, December 4, 2022.

He hopes that weather immediately under control so that PLN can immediately locate the affected area.

“We are also hoping for the involvement of residents to report potential electrical hazards that have not been monitored so that repairs can be made immediately. Hopefully it will be back to business as usual,” he said.

Read: Continued eruption of Semeru, launch of hot clouds 13 kilometers away

In order to report the latest developments or file complaints regarding electricity, the public can access it through the PLN Mobile application.

Mountain Meru in Lumajang Regency in East Java spat hot avalanche clouds on Sunday from 2:46 a.m. WIB up to seven kilometers away.

Head of the Emergency Division of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Lumajang Regency, Joko Sambang, said he was on standby at the lookout post.

“We are already at the watch station. The hot cloud avalanches are currently still in progress with a distance of 5 to 7 kilometers. Our watch station is about 12 kilometers from the summit,” Joko Sambang said in a statement. written.

Based on field observations with the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) team, volcanic ash was observed rising high and trending south.

In anticipation of the volcanic ash hazard, the Lumajang Regency BPBD team distributed free face masks to the local community.

Read: BNPB: 1,979 residents evacuated due to hot clouds falling from Semeru

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