President Joko Widodo Urges the Public to be Aware of Extreme Weather
According to Jokowi, being vigilant is important in knowing the potential for natural disasters in the vicinity of people's homes.
TRIBUNBATAM.id - President Joko Widodo appealed to the public to increase awareness of extreme weather conditions.
"I urge all of us to continue to increase our awareness of extreme weather, whether in the form of heavy rain, and others," Jokowi said in a press statement broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel, Friday (15/1/2021).
Therefore, Jokowi asked the public to pay attention to weather information submitted by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
BMKG said that currently parts of Indonesia have entered the peak of the rainy season.
BMKG asks the public to increase awareness of extreme weather at the peak of the 2021 rainy season.
Since October 2020, BMKG has predicted that the peak of the rainy season will occur in January and February 2021.
As for the areas that have started to enter the peak of the current rainy season and are expected to last until February 2021, namely parts of Java Island, most of Bali, South Sulawesi and most of Nusa Tenggara.
"For this reason, BMKG continues to ask the public and all parties to remain vigilant of the potential for extreme weather which tends to increase during this peak rainy season," said Herizal, as BMKG's Deputy for Climatology. (*)
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