341 Hotspots Detected in Sumatra, Riau Most

LAMANRIAU.COM, PEKANBARU – Terra / Aqua satellite monitoring detected 341 hotspots in Sumatra. Of that amount, Riau Province ranks first. The number is a release from BMKG Pekanbaru, Friday (6/9).

Mentioned, satellite monitoring at 06.00 WIB, at 50 percent confidence level was observed 341 hotspots. The distribution of hotspots in Sumatra, among them, Jambi 116 Titik, Lampung 14, Bangka Belitung 31, Riau 123.

But at a 70 percent confidence level, only 87 hotspots were observed in Riau. The distribution of these hotspots is in Pelalawan Regency 25, Kepulauan Meranti 27, Rokan Hilir 2, Indragiri Hulu 25.

“The forecast for cloudy early evening weather in the morning has the potential for light rain intensity in parts of Rokan Hilir and Bengkalis Districts,” said Pekanbaru BMKG analysis staff, Sanya. Meanwhile, the Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Edwar Sanger did not dismiss the burning area in Riau.

Edwar explained, the Karhutla Task Force team with the company, the community still struggled in the field to conduct blackouts. A number of locations are still burning, in Bengkalis Regency, Pelalawan, Inhu. The area that was burnt was part of the peat area which was difficult to extinguish.

“We are still trying to extinguish. Some have been extinguished, but cooling is still being done so that the fire does not reappear,” said Edwar.

The impact of smoke from forest and land fires has been complained by the community. Because, many children have fallen ill exposed to smoke. However, until now the Riau Provincial Government and a number of districts and cities have no policy to dismiss schools. (dtc)

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