Early Warning – Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Rina Tnunay

Here is an example of preparedness for heavy rain and strong winds.

Alerts of Heavy Rain and Strong Winds!Hujan deras

That is an Early Warning of current weather available on the website of BMKG (The National Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of Indonesia) today, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Above events predicted to occur in several provinces in Indonesia. Even yesterday, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 floods hit 12 districts in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi and it was quite paralyzing activities in the capital city of that province.

BMKG early warning on the site is a form of government preparedness addressed to the public so we can prepare ourselves if there will be event of flooding or the other unwanted things.

What should we prepare in our homes if there are early warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as described above?

1. Look around: the inside and outside your home.

  • Check if…

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