Floods Hit 100 Houses in Several Areas as Rain Pours Jakarta

Reporter : Nurito | Editor : Nugroho Adibrata | February 5th, 2018 12:40 PM 12:40 WIB | Dibaca 435 kali
Floods Hit 100 Houses in Several Areas as Rain Pours Jakarta (Foto : Nurito / Beritajakarta.id)

As the rainy season starts in earnest, Jakarta has seen flooding in several areas.

" The water level up to 8 AM is about 70 centimeters"

On Monday (2/5) morning, two flooded areas are detected in RW 09 and 10, Cakung Timur Urban Village, East Jakarta.

Cakung Timur Urban Village Head, Sukarya expressed, besides inundating the road, in both RWs, there are about 100 houses inundated. However, until now, people are still choosing to survive compared to flee

"The water level up to 8 AM is about 70 centimeters," he stated, Monday (2/5).

Seeing this, his side immediately coordinates with East Jakarta Fire Handling and Rescue Sub-dept.

"We hope water sucking can be done immediately," he said.

For long-term solution, he has proposed the construction of embung (artificial lakes) to Water Resources Sub-dept.

"We propose free land acquisition in RW 05 and 12 to build embung," he said.

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