Several Areas Flooded by Cakung Lama River

Minggu, 19 Februari 2017 16:48 TP Moan Simanjuntak 1492

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Heavy rain in Jakarta made Cakung Lama River in Semper Barat Urban Village, Cilincing Sub-district, North Jakarta overflowed and caused flood in several areas.

Luckily, water did not inundate houses

Based on's observation, the flood happened on Jl. Karet Deret, RT 10/05 with 20 centimeters  and on Jl. Sungai Brantas, RW 01 with 10-15 centimeters.

Zainal (45), resident of RT 10/5, Semper Barat Urban Village, said flood happened around 8 A. M. 

"Luckily, water did not inundate houses," he said, Sunday (2/19).

Cilincing Sub-district Head, Purnomo, stated RW 10 of Sukapura Urban Village was also flooded up to 20 centimeters.

"Until now, no one is evacuated yet," he said.

He added Public Facilities and Infrastructure Handling (PPSU) personnel were deployed to take care of the flood. Mud sedimentation and trash to be cleaned.

"Mobile pump also has been distributed. We are optimistic water will recede immediately," he closed.