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Floods again submerge parts of Jakarta JAKARTA - Floods triggered by incessant heavy rains since Tuesday evening, submerged 21 urban villages ("kelurahan") in Jakarta on Wednesday morning. The number of flooded urban villages increased from 19 on Tuesday, to 21 on Wednesday, Head of the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation office (BPBD) Edy Junaedi Harahap stated.

The floods have affected 96,593 people or 29,666 households in 21 urban villages across nine sub-districts. Some 16,135 people were displaced by the flooding. They were being accommodated in 62 emergency shelters set up throughout the capital city, he noted.

In East Jakarta, the floods reached a height of about 30 cm to 250 cm, submerging six urban villages - Kampung Melayu, Bidara Cina, Cililitan, Cawang, Balekambang and Cipinang Melayu. Some 7,459 families consisting of 23,302 people were affected by the floods which displaced 4,932 people.

In South Jakarta, the floods with depths of 10 cm -120 cm inundated eight urban villages - Rawajati, Pengadegan, Manggarai, Bukit Duri, Kebon Baru, Pondok Pinang, Petogogan and East Pejaten. The flooding affected 2,806 households consisting of 11,162 people and displaced 2,499.

In Central Jakarta, only Petamburan was flooded with water 60 cm high. In West Jakarta, six urban villages were flooded - Rawa Buaya, Duri Kosambi, Jelambar, North Kembangan, South Kedoya, Tegal Alur and Semanan. Some 19,401 households or 62,129 people were affected and 8,0704 others were displaced.

On Tuesday, the local BPBD reported that 95,945 of its residents were affected by floods due to incessant rains in the capital city since Monday night until Tuesday morning.

Based on data available with the BPBD, flood waters inundated 19 urban villages in nine subdistricts, affecting 487 neighborhoods (RTs) and 69 groups of neighborhoods (RWs) with victims reaching 95,942 people or 34,698 families (KKs). "Apart from that, a total of 14,308 victims were forced to evacuate to 51 locations across the capital city," Edy Junaedi stated earlier.


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Posted in Flooding @ 05 February 2014 21:36 CET by Blog Bot · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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