BNPB Warns Potential Impacts of Heavy Rain in Indonesian Areas

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) continues to urge residents to remain alert in facing the potential impact of heavy rains in Indonesian Arras on Saturday (29/2) to Sunday (1/3).

“This is based on the weather forecast of the Climatology and Geophysics Meteorological Agency (BMKG) for the Indonesian territory from 29 February 2020, 07.00 a.m to 1 March 2020, 07.00 p.m. Some areas are ‘on alert’ said BNPB in a press statement received by MINA, Saturday February 29.

Some regions have ‘alert’ status, they are DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java and West Kalimantan, Aceh, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, Banten, DI Yogyakarta, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan Central, South Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan.

By March 2020, BMKG predicts that most of Indonesia’s territory will still have low to very high rain intensity.

“Seeing the forecast of rainfall next month, the potential danger of flooding still occurs in the territory of Indonesia,” it added.

Meanwhile, the Karawang regency, Tangerang regency, and Bekasi regency are still inundated. Based on BNPB data on Saturday, at 12.00 p.m the water in Bekasi District varies between 5-150 cm, while in Karawang Regency it is 10-80 cm.

The number of residents displaced in Karawang regency who are still displaced amounted to 746 households (4,140 people). They are spread over 5 points in the Karawang region. The areas around Jakarta where residents are still displaced are Tangerang City 247 households (437 inhabitants), Tangerang District 60 households (240 inhabitants) and East Jakarta 12 households (65 inhabitants). (T/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)