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Trends in High-Daily Precipitation Events in Jakarta and the Flooding of January 2014
2015
by Siswanto (KNMI), G.J. van Oldenborgh (KNMI), G. van der Schrier (KNMI), G. Lenderink (KNMI), B. van den Hurk (KNMI)

In the period 1020 January 2014, Jakarta
and surrounding areas experienced heavy rains
causing river overflows and flooding. Thousands
of buildings were flooded and much infrastructure
was damaged. The Provincial Agency for Disaster
Management (BPBD) DKI Jakarta reported that
losses reached up to 384 million U.S. dollars (http://
koran-jakarta.com/?4767) with 26 reported deaths.
Jakarta is regularly affected by flooding during the
wet season, but the number of casualties in 2014 was
among the highest since 2003, with only 2007 and
2013 more severe in this aspect.

Bibliographic data
Siswanto, G.J. van Oldenborgh, G. van der Schrier, G. Lenderink and B. van den Hurk, Trends in High-Daily Precipitation Events in Jakarta and the Flooding of January 2014
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 2015, 96, 12, S131-S135, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00128.1.
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