BMKG cautions community of likely coastal flooding in NTT’s regions

Kupang (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned the people of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) of likely coastal flooding forecast to occur on April 1-3, 2021, in parts of the province.

“There is a likelihood of coastal flooding occurring due to tidal activity, high waves, and strong winds, as well as high rainfall,” Head of the Maritime Meteorology Station Tenau Syaeful Hadi stated here on Saturday.

The tidal phenomenon is forecast to occur in parts of the province, including on the north coast of Flores Island and Alor Island, the north or south coast of Timor Island and Rote Island.

In addition, the threat of rob looms large over the coast of Sumba Island and Sabu Island and Raijua Island.

Hadi noted that this condition could have an impact by disrupting transportation around the port and coast, the activities of salt farmers and inland fish, as well as loading and unloading activities at the port.

Hence, he urged people in the island provinces to always stay vigilant and alert as a precautionary measure against the threat of coastal flooding.

Hadi also called on the public to follow the maritime weather developments through a trusted BMKG source via the channel available with telephone number 03808561910.

In addition, the public can access information through the website or directly contact the nearest BMKG office.

“We urge the public to always be careful and not easily trust various types of information on the impact of the weather from irresponsible sources, such as social media,” Hadi noted.


Source: ANTARA News

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