Extreme Weather Warnings Issued for Jakarta on July 23-24

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  • View of the sky during heavy rain, on Jalan Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta, Monday, April 6, 2020. On April 7, 2020, the West Java and Jabodetabek areas have the potential for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning. TEMPO / Imam Sukamto

    View of the sky during heavy rain, on Jalan Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta, Monday, April 6, 2020. On April 7, 2020, the West Java and Jabodetabek areas have the potential for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning. TEMPO / Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Jakarta) has issued early warnings of the potential for extreme weather in the capital city from July 23 to 24, 2021.

    “[There are] potential flood and flash floods as impacts of heavy rain,” the agency announced via its official Twitter account @BPBDJakarta on Thursday, July 22.

    According to the BPBD, Jakarta has entered the alert status for poor weather along with Lampung, Banten, West Java, Maluku, and Papua. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and be careful of the potential for sporadic, heavy rain in a short duration, accompanied by lightning, strong winds, and even hail.

    “Those have the potential to cause hydrometeorological disasters, such as floods, flash floods, landslides, and cyclones, especially for people residing in areas prone to hydrometeorological disasters,” it explained.

    People are also advised to be well-prepared in facing natural disasters, one of which is by reading the guideline book for dealing with floods here and keep updated about the water level in nearby floodgates which is accessible via http://bpbd.jakarta.go.id/waterlevel.

    For emergency situations during extreme weather, residents can reach the BPBD’s Call Center 112. Reports about flooding can also be monitored on the smart city mobile app Jakarta Kini or JAKI.

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    M YUSUF MANURUNG