BMKG Reminds Potential Rob Flood and Heavy Rain in West Sulawesi

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of West Sulawesi (Sulbar) appealed to residents, especially those living in coastal areas, to be aware of high tides that trigger tidal flooding. Berita Terkini

Forecaster BMKG Sulbar, Sultan, said that tidal flooding is generally accompanied by heavy rain. However, the Sultan explained that the tidal flood was not related to the extreme weather phenomenon La Nina. Berita politik

“Rob floods have nothing to do with La Nina, because La Nina only affects the potential for increased rainfall. While tidal floods usually occur due to the shift from day to night,” said Sultan, Sunday (11/7/2021).

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“We urge residents in the next three days to be aware of high sea levels because it generally occurs at the turn of day to night and is also followed by heavy rains which can cause flooding,” he added.

In the last two days, tidal flooding inundated several residential areas in Mamuju, including the Graha Nusa 3 housing complex. Berita Hari Ini

Tidal floods also inundated the Bhayangkara Hospital of the West Sulawesi Regional Police on Saturday (6/11/2021) night which had an impact on services at the hospital. All patients being treated were temporarily evacuated to the Mamuju Hospital Avril Lavigne Fanpage

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