Volume 14, Issue 2, 2022
Authors: June EKAWATI, Eny SULISTYOWATI, Gagoek HARDIMAN, Edward E. PANDELAKI
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO DISASTER MITIGATION IN THE IMPACTED AREA OF MUDFLOW DISASTER
The impact of the mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, Indonesia, which is still being felt by the community since 2006 until now, sets a background against which this review of disaster mitigation efforts that have been carried out so far is conducted. This study aims to find out the community response to disaster mitigation efforts that have been carried out in the hope that the programs remain evaluable, more targeted and more relevant to community needs. This research was conducted by a survey method using questionnaires and interviews and by quantitative-descriptive research data analysis. The results showed that the level of community understanding of disaster mitigation was very good, and the community participation was quite good, but the relevance of the mitigation activities conducted was felt to be still not meeting the community expectations and they have to achieve a desirable level of sustainability. Therefore, a greater level of community involvement in mitigation activities is required to create disaster preparedness and resilient villages.