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Deluge Thread 2020

Deluge Thread 2020

Unread postby EdwinSm » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 02:01:30

Jakarta, Indonesia

At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, after the city had its most intense rainfall for at least 24 years.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) measured 377 millimetres of rainfall in a day at an airport in East Jakarta.

That's the most most rain in a single day since at least 1996, when records supplied by the agency began.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50969418

Record amount of rain, but also made much worse by subsidence due to too high a rate of ground water extraction.
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Re: Deluge Thread 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 11:17:01

Thanks for starting the new thread, Ed.

I heard this report on the radio. Pretty much the definition of insanity.
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Re: Deluge Thread 2020

Unread postby EdwinSm » Fri 03 Jan 2020, 07:19:31

Now major (panic???) attempts to divert the rain from Jakarta by cloud seeding. The death toll has risen since the last report to 43.

Indonesian authorities are turning to the technique of cloud seeding to try to stop more rain falling in the flood-hit capital Jakarta.

Planes have been sent to inject chemicals into clouds in an effort to alter precipitation.

Jakarta and surrounding districts have struggled to cope since a storm on New Year's Eve left large areas underwater.

At least 43 people are known to have died, with some 192,000 evacuated, and more rain is expected.

According to Reuters news agency, two planes have been sent up to shoot salt flares into the clouds, which will hopefully make them break before they reach the Jakarta region.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50981453
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Re: Deluge Thread 2020

Unread postby crunchlive990 » Sat 13 Jun 2020, 08:19:12

EdwinSm wrote:Jakarta, Indonesia

At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, after the city had its most intense rainfall for at least 24 years.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) measured 377 millimetres of rainfall in a day at an airport in East Jakarta.

That's the most most rain in a single day since at least 1996, when records supplied by the agency began. I'll manage to make really wow essay about it.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50969418

Record amount of rain, but also made much worse by subsidence due to too high a rate of ground water extraction.


Want to see this rain in reality! Feel it! Sounds really interesting!
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Re: Deluge Thread 2020

Unread postby Tuike » Sat 04 Jul 2020, 09:51:13

IN PHOTOS: Torrential rain floods southwestern Japan -kyodonews
Torrential rain in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto triggered massive flooding Saturday, leaving 15 people feared dead and nine others missing, the prefectural government said, as the weather agency warned of downpours to continue.
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