Flooding Inundates 56 Neighborhood Units in Jakarta: BPBD

    Cindy - 05 October 2020 11:44 WIB
    Flooding Inundates 56 Neighborhood Units in Jakarta: BPBD
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    Jakarta: Floods inundate as many as 56 neighborhood units (RT) in Jakarta Special Capital Region on Monday after heavy rain lashed the region throughout Sunday night.

    "The RTs are located in South Jakarta, East Jakarta and West Jakarta," said the Spokesperson of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Jakarta Special Capital Region Mohammad Insaf in a written statement on Monday morning.

    "Around 257 people currently stay at flood shelters in East Cilandak and East Pejaten," he revealed.

    According to the Jakarta BPBD spokesperson, the flooding also inundated at least 10 roads in South Jakarta and West Jakarta.

    Based on a report from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), a La Nina climate pattern has appeared in the eastern Pacific Ocean
     
    The opposite of El Nino, La Nina is a naturally occurring phenomenon in which sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean are cooler than average.

    "Several provinces in Indonesia are expected to enter rainy season in October 2020," BMKG's Climate Change Information Center Head Supari said during a virtual press conference here last week.

    (WAH)

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