D+7 of Jakarta Flood; 697 People Still Displaced

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded as many as 697 people are still displaced on the seventh day of the severe Jakarta flood that hit on Wednesday, January 1. 

    The agency reported that most of the evacuees are in West Jakarta, totaling 546 people, followed by South Jakarta (101 people) and East Jakarta (10 people). No people from Central Jakarta and North Jakarta is found in the evacuation post.

    Based on the BPBD data, the flood has not yet completely receded per today, January 7. West Jakarta areas are still inundated by floodwater at a height of 10-40 centimeters.

    The floodwater was reportedly seen in three neighborhood areas, which was caused by the overflow of Angke river, Pesanggrahan, West Flood Canal, and flash flood. The city’s water resources agency was still pumping the water, while the Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) officers were cleaning the waterways. However, other Jakarta areas have returned to normal.

    Meanwhile, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that the death toll from landslides and floods in Jakarta Greater area increased to 67 people.

    “As of January 6, the death toll increases by seven people to 67 victims,” said the agency’s spokesman Agus Wibowo on Monday, January 6.

    M YUSUF MANURUNG | HALIDA BUNGA