Jakarta Floods Displace 1.380 People

February 21, 2021, 05.33 AM
Traffic jam on Jakarta's Sudirman thoroughfare due to floods in Jakarta on Saturday night (20/2/2021) ANTARA/Laily RahmawatyTraffic jam on Jakarta's Sudirman thoroughfare due to floods in Jakarta on Saturday night (20/2/2021)

“Our volunteers must comply with health protocols because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as they rescued and provide other services to those affected by the floods.”

Meteorology and Climatology Agency [ BMKG] head Dwikorita Karnawati urged the public to beware of extreme weather patterns. She warned that “the peak of the rainy season will last until early March.” 

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan attributed the floods to floodwaters from the satellite city of Depok, West Java. “The floodwaters came to Jakarta through the Krukut and Mampang Rivers,” said the Gerindra Party politician.

“The waters then swept through the Sudirman thoroughfare and other parts of Jakarta.” Aside from Sudirman, the floods hit the hip South Jakarta neighborhood of Kemang. The waters have yet to recede in both areas or the epicenter of the flood in Cipinang Melayu, East Jakarta.

(Writers: Ihsanuddin, Ardito Ramadhan, Ellyvon Pranita | Editors: Irfan Maullana, Egidius Patnistik, Shierine Wangsa Wibawa)









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