Jakarta official tells citizens to ‘enjoy’ floods as the human body is ‘two-thirds percent water’

We can’t think of anything worse than being told to enjoy a disaster, but one Jakarta official’s insensitive statement about this week’s floods in the capital proved to be asinine drivel given that he failed to grasp the concepts of fractions and percentages.

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5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

Five people were killed and three were missing while thousands had to evacuate their homes following Tuesday’s flooding in Jakarta and its satellite cities, according to the...

Class action lawsuit against Anies’ provincial gov’t over poor flood management postponed due to flood

Class action lawsuit against Anies’ provincial gov’t over poor flood management postponed due to flood

A hearing scheduled at the Central Jakarta District Court for the class action lawsuit against the Governor Anies Baswedan’s Provincial Government over poor flood management has...

Meteorology agency says today’s rain in Jakarta ‘not as bad’ as January 1

Meteorology agency says today’s rain in Jakarta ‘not as bad’ as January 1

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) says that today’s floods in Jakarta were caused by rainfall that was much less intense than that which caused the...

#Banjir: Jakarta severely flooded (again) following heavy rainfall

#Banjir: Jakarta severely flooded (again) following heavy rainfall

To quote the great GTA meme: “Ah sh*t, here we go again.”

Dozens of neighborhoods in Jakarta flooded following days of torrential rain

Dozens of neighborhoods in Jakarta flooded following days of torrential rain

Parts of Jakarta continue to be flooded this rainy season, with torrential rain in the last few days inundating dozens of neighborhoods in the capital.

#Banjir: More floods reported across Jakarta following heavy rain

#Banjir: More floods reported across Jakarta following heavy rain

Prolonged heavy rain fell on Jakarta this morning, inundating parts of the capital while it's still reeling from the New Year’s Eve flooding catastrophe.

Tech agency claims to have reduced rainfall by 40% by cloud seeding to ward off floods in Jakarta

Tech agency claims to have reduced rainfall by 40% by cloud seeding to ward off floods in Jakarta

As Jakarta recovers from the New Year’s floods, authorities have been working to reduce the amount of rainfall in the capital and its surrounding areas to prevent further...

Horse dies of exhaustion after trying to wade through flood water in South Tangerang

Horse dies of exhaustion after trying to wade through flood water in South Tangerang

While the New Year’s floods in the Greater Jakarta Area claimed dozens of human lives and displaced thousands more, many animals were also affected by the great disaster.

Act of kindness: Where to donate for victims of New Year’s floods in Jakarta and beyond

Act of kindness: Where to donate for victims of New Year’s floods in Jakarta and beyond

At this time of need, we have gathered several online fundraising and distribution posts for those of you wanting to help the people affected by the floods and landslides.


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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.

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