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Floods paralyzes most Jakarta daily activities JAKARTA - Incessant rains that poured Jakarta and its surrounding areas from 02.a.m. local time on Thursday, triggered floods in certain areas of the capital city and paralized its citizen`s daily activities.

Flood also occurred in a part of Central Jakarta that has never been inundated before such as in Kebon Sirih, as stated by a local resident Muhammad Faisal here, Thursday. Faisal also said that the last flood occurred in 2008, where it also paralyzed the local community activities.

ANTARA learned that in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta, the water level reached 15-20 centimeters high, and has entered several houses in the residential areas. Meanwhile Rentis Sitep, one of a private company employees who lives in the area, failed to reach his office which is only located about 500 meters from his house.

"I cannot go to the office, the water is too high, I may wait until the flood subsides," Rentis said. Floods that hit Jakarta also paralyzed the commuter trains. Based on data from the Jakarta Police`s Traffic Management Centre (TMC) Jakarta areas that are inundated by the floods including the West Jatinegara road, East Jakarta.

Other areas that are also flooded namely in Gudang Peluru, Tebet. Meanwhile, S Parman road is inundated by some 50 centimetres of water. Apart from that, the 80-120 centimetre-flood also inundated the university campus of Trisakti. No vehicle can pass by the road in Grogol, West Jakarta.


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Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 11:32 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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