(From The Jakarta Post)
After days of heat, a violet storm lashed Jakarta on Friday, flooding streets and uprooting trees, causing massive traffic jams throughout the city and disrupting rail service.
The storm toppled nearly 200 trees in the capital, 150 of them in South Jakarta. Trees fell on houses in Kebayoran Baru, including the house of the late Yoga Sugama, former chief of the National Intelligence Agency. The family estimated that falling trees caused Rp 200 million (US$23,810) in damage to their house and a Mercedes-Benz E320.
A large tree toppled onto a public bus traveling between Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta and Pulogadung in East Jakarta …