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Jakarta, West Java cities brace for floods

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 22, 2020   /  07:04 pm
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Houses in Sukabumi, West Java, are inundated with floodwater on Monday after torrential downpour caused nearby rivers to overflow.(Courtesy of BNPB/--)

Local authorities are preparing mitigation measures as they anticipate floods in the upcoming rainy season, after parts of Jakarta and West Java were already inundated on Monday. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts that the rainy season – which often brings floods – will begin in late October or early November this year, but several regions have already reported torrential rain during the current transition from the dry to the wet season. The BMKG has warned of possible extreme weather during the transitional period from September and October in some parts of Indonesia, particularly in West Java. It predicts that heavy rain, lightning and thunderstorms are likely in 24 provinces from Sept. 22 to 24 and in 26 provinces from Sept. 26 to 28. The agency has asked the public to be on alert for possible flooding, flash floods landslides ...