I couldn't get much out of the immediately local East Java media about the eruption, but this item from the Solo Post, in Central Java, has some striking details: ERUPTION kelud IMPACT: A day Paralyzed Solo - the eruption rained ash kelud Soloraya city paralyzed. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Most economic activity and education in Solo paralyzed after hit by a rain of ash eruption Kelud. Pekatnya ash which blanketed the city Bengawan make a number of the undo activity.
Monitoring Solopos.com , Friday (02/14/2014), a row of shops in the banking business and Jl. Slamet Riyadi average stay down. There are only a few banks and stores are still desperate to open his business. While the restaurant business in the way the protocol was almost entirely inoperative.
Similar conditions in the central shopping area spread Nonongan and Jl. Sutan Syahrir. At two locations, nearly 90% of trade services close down. The employers seem reluctant to take risks with a 5 centimeter thick dust strewn in the streets. One of the public service is in Jl. Sutan Syahrir, Pawn, also dismiss employees.
The effects of volcanic ash also hit the market like a traditional microeconomics. The two main markets in the Pasar Gede Solo and Klewer Market lame. The majority of the stalls selecting lid to protect the merchandise.
"Solo paralyzed. Economic movement since the morning until noon is not the maximum. Traditional markets are closed too much, "said Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo, when met reporters on the sidelines of reviewing the impact of volcanic ash on Jl. Slamet Riyadi.
According to Rudy, the economic collapse of a number of joints can not be avoided. However, he predicts that it has not lead to a strong economic shock experienced because of the new day.
In the meantime, it was limited to clean up the streets of residual dust to maintain traffic safety. "If it's a new week we have to find another solution."
On the other hand, Rudy was forced to dismiss educational institutions in Solo for two days starting on Friday. He said he has given a circular (SE) to 450 schools so that teaching and learning activities while suspended. "Solo was disaster response. Let children learn at home first," he said.