Extreme dry season hits East Nusa Tenggara

Extreme dry season hits East Nusa Tenggara

A crocodile in East Nusa Tenggara. (BKSDA NTT)

Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - The Kupang Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) office has said long days without rain have hit most areas of East Nusa Tenggara province.

"Most areas in the province are hit by long days (21-31 days) without rain and very long days (31-60 days) without rain. Some even are hit by extreme drought of more than 60 days," head of the Kupang meteorology office Apolinaris Geru said here on Wednesday.

Areas hit by extreme dry season include the districts of Nagekeo (around Rendu), Rote Ndao (around Olafulihaa), Kupang (around Hueknutu and Kupang) and Belu (around Weluli), Apolinaris said quoting the result of a survey.

The people, therefore, have to be more efficient in using water as currently NTT is being hit by worst dry season resulting in worst shortage of clean water, he said.

He called on the government to take the necessary steps to provide clean water in drought hit areas .

"The same condition happens every year , therefore, I believe the government already anticipates and has made preparation," he said.
Reporting by Bernadus Tokan
Editing by A Saragih, suharto

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