Indonesians Urged to be Alert to Possible Extreme Weather

    Kautsar Widya Prabowo - 05 April 2021 15:51 WIB
    Indonesians Urged to be Alert to Possible Extreme Weather
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    Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged Indonesian people to be alert to possible extreme weather in the next few days.

    Last week, hydrometeoroligical disasters hit several regions in Indonesia, including East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara provinces.

    According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), flash floods and landslides in East Nusa Tenggara killed at least 55 people, while dozens of people are still missing.

    "Always follow instructions from the BMKG and local officials," said the President here on Monday.

    The BMKG has reported the potential for extreme weather predicted to occur this week in the forms of heavy rains, strong winds, and high waves across Indonesia.

    The potential for moderate to heavy rain is predicted to occur in the island of Sumatra (Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung and South Sumatra), the island of Java (Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java) North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.

    The potential for very heavy rain is predicted to occur in four regions, namely South Sulawesi, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara.


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