Jakarta governor claims flooding was overblown on social media after netizens ask #AniesDiMana?

So the number [of people who have had to flee their homes due to the recent flooding] is relatively small, it was only on social media that people were busy talking about it," Governor Anies Baswedan said yesterday in response to the widespread online criticism.

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At least 17 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

At least 17 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

At least 17 people are dead and nine missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said Sunday. Some 12,000...

Torrential rain triggers flooding, evacuations in Indonesia’s capital

Torrential rain triggers flooding, evacuations in Indonesia’s capital

Torrential rain triggered flooding in parts of Jakarta overnight, causing the Ciliwung river to burst its banks and forcing the evacuation of residents.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan criticizes ‘sensational’ media coverage of flooding

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan criticizes ‘sensational’ media coverage of flooding

Officials had previously warned that many areas of Jakarta were in danger of flooding this rainy season due to the lack of progress on river normalization and dredging work under...

2019’s biggest supermoon, the Super Snow Moon, to light up Indonesia’s sky tonight

2019’s biggest supermoon, the Super Snow Moon, to light up Indonesia’s sky tonight

Get your telescopes or cameras (or camera phones, if you’re satisfied with grainy night shots) ready to bask in the light of 2019’s biggest supermoon, the Super Snow Moon.

WATCH: Mount Merapi in Indonesia spews ash and lava as residents ordered to stay away from volcano

WATCH: Mount Merapi in Indonesia spews ash and lava as residents ordered to stay away from volcano

The last time Merapi erupted, more than 300 people died.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides in Sulawesi climbs to 68, thousands forced to flee homes

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides in Sulawesi climbs to 68, thousands forced to flee homes

At least 68 people have been killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes after floods and landslides hit the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, an official said Saturday....

At least 26 killed and dozens missing after flooding and landslide in South Sulawesi

At least 26 killed and dozens missing after flooding and landslide in South Sulawesi

Over 3,000 people have been displaced and evacuated to mosques, clinics, and government offices

Viral: ‘Tsunami’-shaped cumulonimbus clouds appear in sky over Makassar

Viral: ‘Tsunami’-shaped cumulonimbus clouds appear in sky over Makassar

The clouds came with extreme weather that forced five planes into a holding pattern for about 20 minutes before they could land at Makassar’s airport

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide, at least 15 dead

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide, at least 15 dead

Pouring rain, power cuts and rough roads are preventing heavy machinery from accessing the area in Sukabumi regency.


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Coconuts Jakarta Weather

Jakarta follows Indonesia’s weather pattern in that it only has two official seasons, namely the dry season and the monsoon season. The dry season, as one would come to expect from a city in the tropics, can be so scorching hot that you’ll never want to leave your home or office during the day. The monsoon season in Jakarta is decidedly more dynamic because there are still many areas in Jakarta that are prone to flooding (even its upscale neighborhoods suffer this problem). Citizens sometimes have no choice but to stay indoors when it rains heavily, because floods pose a real threat to the safety of the citizens of Jakarta, whether it’s coming from the flood itself or debris from strong winds.