Kompas.com report (translated):
Tornado occurrence in Indonesia increased 28-fold in the last 10 years and occupies 14 percent of the total incidence of natural disasters.
Head of Information, Public Relations and National Disaster Data Badang (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, in Jakarta, Sunday (09/12/2012), said all the events from 2002 to 2011 there has been a whirlwind 1564, or 14 percent of total disasters in Indonesia.
Throughout the year 2011, tornado hit parts of Indonesia as many as 285 events with 21 people dead, 9081 people were displaced and 13,684 houses damaged.
From January to November 2012, tornado occurred as many as 223 times. A total of 33 people died, 294 were injured, and one person missing.
Tornado disaster has an impact on the 41,675 people in Indonesia, the 2122 population was displaced. A total of 5083 houses were severely damaged and 1506 houses were slightly damaged.
According to Sutopo, before the 1990's, we rarely experience the whirlwind. In that period, the incidence of hurricanes is only known in a few areas that are typical in the area, such as wind gending in East Java, North Sumatra Bohorok wind, and wind beetles in West Java.
"But now the whirlwind reach areas that previously did not know. Shaped like a tornado also (for land) and cyclone (to the sea)," he said.
Finally, tornado occurred in Sleman, Yogyakarta on Friday (7/12). The disaster damaging 1016 houses in three districts in Sleman.
Another Bencan struck three districts, namely Kalasan, Ngemplak and Depok. A total of 18 people were injured dam 604 homes with minor damage, 302 were damaged, and 145 were heavily damaged.