JAKARTA - After heavy rain fell down, a number of areas in Jakarta were flooded again. The bad condition of the drainage system caused flooding of some main streets with water as high as half a meter. In Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta more than one hundred houses in fifteen areas were flooded. The water reached up to 60 centimeters after which it dropped with some 40 centimeters later today. According to local residents, the Petogogan area already is accustomed to flooding from the Kali Krukut river. The people here don't evacuate themselves until there is at least one meter of water in the streets and houses.
Flooding from rainwater also occurred at Jalan Gatot Subroto, in the area of Balai Kartini. The water here reached some 30 centimeters which caused heavy traffic jams in that street in the direction of Pancoran. Other streets that were flooded were Jalan Hang Jebat and Jalan Hang Lekir in South Jakarta. The water here reached some 40 centimeters and caused many cars to strand in the high water.