Indonesia President Warns Risk Of Floods, Agriculture Damage From La Nina


Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday urged his ministers to prepare for the potentially hazardous impact of an upcoming La Nina weather pattern that can cause flooding, landslides and impact agricultural output.

In an online meeting, Jokowi, as the president is widely known, said reports from Indonesia’s weather agency (BMKG) indicated monthly rain volumes in the country could increase by between 20%-40% over normal levels.

“I want all of us to prepare in anticipation of possible hydrometeorological disasters and to really calculate the impact of La Nina on agricultural production,” Jokowi said.

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