Indonesia: BMKG Warns Flood, Landslide as Heavy Downpours Increasing

Tempo 7 Mar 18;

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts heavy rains will increase on March 7-10, 2018 in some region of Indonesia including Jakarta. The citizen in many areas should be aware of strong winds that lead to damaged trees or fallen billboards.

BMKG Meteorology Deputy Mulyono Rahadi stated the current atmosphere up to the next few days is indicated to be increased. "Assessed by the wet airflow from the Indian Ocean to the Indonesian territory," he said in a statement received by Tempo on Tuesday, March 6.

The condition has caused heavy rainfall intensity in some parts of Indonesia including West Sumatra, Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Lampung, Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java. Heavy rains will also occur in Southern Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Maluku, and West Papua.

BMKG calls the people living in those areas to be wary of floods or landslides. People should also be aware of the possibility of rain accompanied by a high wind which can lead trees or billboards to fall or collapse, and do not take shelter under the trees when the rain accompanied by lightning.

KARTIKA ANGGRAENI

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