blog.indahnesia.com - Discover Indonesia Online

    
You are currently in > Just a blog about Indonesia > Last year's Jakarta floods worse than this month's


Last year's Jakarta floods worse than this month's JAKARTA - The floods that hit Jakarta and surrounding areas early last year were worse than the current floods in the capital city and its buffer zone areas, stated a disaster mitigation official.

"Last years floods were worse than the floods in Jakarta now. On January 15, 2013, the water level at the Manggarai Water Sluice reached 1,020 cm, while now it has only reached 960cm," Head of the Data Information Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said here on Saturday.

Thus, water volumes this year were still far below those of last year, the BNPB official asserted. The same happened in upstream areas where last year the water level at Katulampa Water Sluice was recorded at 210 cm, the alert I level.

"Now, the water level at the Katulampa water gate has only reached 110cm, or is at the alert III level," Sutopo pointed out. He explained that his office had earlier taken anticipatory steps to be prepared for rising flood waters.

"We have conducted a drill on emergency handling, refugee evacuation, logistics for refugees, gathering tools and other needed equipment. What remains to be done now is to perform what we have planned," Sutop added.

He said that the Ministry of Public Works had also provided support in reinforcing existing dikes at the West Flood Canal. "We hope that there will no longer be dikes that are breached by water, so that the amount of flood waters will not increase further," remarked Sutopo.

In Jakarta, torrential rains sent floods into the capital city and caused a number of roads in Jakarta to be cut off on Friday. The floods were worsened by the overflowing of the Ciliwung River at the Manggarai Sluice. Waters inundated roads in Jalan Rasuna Said and Jalan Sudirman, reaching a depth of 5cm to 10cm.

The Jakarta Police Traffic Management Center (TMC) also reported that waters inundated parts of Jalan Mangga Besar, West Jakarta, areas in front of the Gading apartment, and Jalan Terusan gusti Ngurah Rai in East Jakarta. Parts of Jalan Layur Rawamangung, Matraman and Jalan KRT Radjiman in East Jakarta, as well as Jalan Cikini in Central Jakarta, were also submerged.

In the mean time, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) instructed the staff of the Jakarta Provincial Administration to prepare the logistics to handle flooding, as the water level at the Katulampa Sluice had reached the second grade alert.

"The people were informed that the water level at the Katulampa Sluice gate had reached the Alert-II. So, I have instructed the staff to be ready to handle the situation," Jokowi stated at City Hall.

Jokowi pointed out that all the necessary logistics should be prepared at the earliest, in the wake of any likely flooding, to ensure timely evacuations and efficient disbursal of relief items.


Related blog entries (category 'Flooding') Related blog entries (category 'Flooding'):
18 January 2014 · Seven dead as Jakarta floods continue
17 January 2014 · President extends aid to flood victims in North Sulawesi
17 January 2014 · Jokowi instructs logistics preparation to handle floods
16 January 2014 · 16 killed in North Sulawesi floods and landslides
16 January 2014 · 40.000 displaced by flood-landslide in North Sulawesi
15 January 2014 · Hundreds of houses inundated in Manado

Related blog entries (category 'Flooding') Tags: Jakarta, flood, compare, last, year, worse


Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2014 18:32 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






There are no reactions on this blog entry yet. Be the first one to give a reaction here!


Log in to write a reaction

You are not logged in to the website. You have to be logged in to write a reaction on this blog entry.

· If you already have an account, please login.
· If you have lost your password, please retrieve it.
· If you don't have an account yet, you can create one.

    
 ABOUT THIS ENTRY
Add this blog entry to your email, your own blog, MySpace, Facebook, or whatsoever via AddThis:
Bookmark and Share

e-mail updates for this blog article

Login if you want to receive emails for reactions on this blog entry. You will receive an update as soon as a reaction on this blog entry is posted.

Your website for tickets in Indonesia!
Looking for e-tickets for flights in Indonesia? Here's your solution! Order your e-tickets at ticketindonesia.info.
 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
 BLOG ARCHIVE
· 2015, 28 entries
· 2014, 591 entries
· 2013, 750 entries
· 2012, 1061 entries
· 2011, 792 entries
· 2010, 644 entries
· 2009, 916 entries
· 2008, 504 entries
· 2007, 725 entries
· 2006, 1014 entries
· 2005, 723 entries
· 2004, 558 entries
· 2003, 525 entries
· 2002, 375 entries
· 2001, 162 entries
 POPULAR TAGS
· gigolo
· jakarta
· blogger
Automatically generated every hour
 BLOG CATEGORIES
· General (1205 entries)
· Economy (643 entries)
· Politics (574 entries)
· Accidents (561 entries)
· Terrorism (541 entries)
· Earthquake (539 entries)
· Volcanoes (387 entries)
· Crime (357 entries)
· Corruption (349 entries)
· Flooding (278 entries)
· Elections (276 entries)
· Travel (268 entries)
· Bird Flu (254 entries)
· Religion (242 entries)
· Tourism (239 entries)
· Oddly enough ... (219 entries)
· Violence (198 entries)
· Drugs (196 entries)
· Health (192 entries)
· Aceh conflict (191 entries)
· Environment (185 entries)
· Weather (171 entries)
· Military (168 entries)
· Protests (157 entries)
· Culture (106 entries)
· Garuda Indonesia (91 entries)
· C. Sulawesi conflict (86 entries)
· Human rights (82 entries)
· Forest fires (78 entries)
· Sidoarjo mudflow (71 entries)
· Power supply (64 entries)
· Ramadan (63 entries)
· PT Freeport (55 entries)
· Picture guess (48 entries)
· Maluku conflict (47 entries)
· Dengue Fever (37 entries)
· History (37 entries)
· Infrastructure (36 entries)
· Mexican flu (35 entries)
· Polio (35 entries)
· Website (25 entries)
· Media (22 entries)
· Nuclear power (21 entries)
· Sports (20 entries)
· Sexy (16 entries)
· SARS (15 entries)
· Nightlife (10 entries)
· Others (5 entries)
· Lippo Cikarang (5 entries)
· Close smallest categories
 EXCHANGE RATES
EUR-IDR: 16,590 · 16,620  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 18:12 CET
JPY-IDR: 126.83 · 126.95  The Rupiah rate improved since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 21:58 CET
MYR-IDR: 3,545 · 3,549  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 15 May 2018 08:42 CET
SGD-IDR: 10,479 · 10,501  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 07 May 2018 07:48 CET
THB-IDR: 439.14 · 439.41  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 16 May 2018 09:18 CET
USD-IDR: 14,097 · 14,157  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 00:46 CET
Go to 'exchange rates' 
 MOST RECENT REACTIONS
·  At 20 September 2018 06:54 erik12 reacted on Fuel prices lowered, again
·  At 19 October 2015 17:17 imambudianto5 reacted on Bank Indonesia maintains benchmark interest rate at 7.75%
·  At 04 March 2015 19:18 merdekaSah reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 04 March 2015 13:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 26 February 2015 13:02 Irena reacted on Sexy, a young woman with candy
·  At 08 May 2014 09:51 jstar reacted on No alcohol should be sold in warung
·  At 01 May 2014 10:07 jstar reacted on Indonesia to be among the top 10 peacekeeping contributors
·  At 27 March 2014 05:50 harlys reacted on PPP leader voices concern over Islamic parties' future
·  At 10 March 2014 06:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 09 March 2014 00:11 Yerun reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 08 March 2014 20:33 nicknick reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 18 February 2014 04:17 Yerun reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 16 February 2014 05:41 Amed East Bali reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 14 February 2014 22:27 Anne Mieke reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 14 February 2014 22:22 beritaislam reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 16 January 2014 15:37 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:21 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:05 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 14:48 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 14:41 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
Go to 'forum topics' 

Created by indahnesia.com · feedback & contact · © 2000-2019
Other websites by indahnesia.com: ticketindonesia.info · kamus-online.com · indonesiepagina.nl · suvono.nl

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional 119,632,571 pageviews Discover Indonesia Online at indahnesia.com