Jakarta Issues Alert on Possible Flooding as Water Level in Manggarai Rises



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    Flooding illustration. ANTARA PHOTO/Fakhri Hermansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) announced possible flooding following the rising water level at Manggarai Sluice Gate, South Jakarta, to 800 centimeters as of today, May 17, at 06:00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB).

    “[The status is on] Alert or Siaga 3,” the Jakarta BPBD tweeted through its official Twitter account @BPBDJakarta on Monday, May 17.

    At 04:00 WIB, the water level at the Manggarai Sluice Gate reached 770 centimeters and was classified under Siaga status albeit the weather around the area was bright.

    The water level continued to rise from 590 centimeters at 01:00 WIB to 670 centimeters in the next hour and 740 centimeters at 03:00 WIB, the agency informed.

    Jakarta BPBD reminded the public of possible flooding in a number of areas, including Gondangdia, Grogol, Jati Pulo, Kalianyar, Karet Tengsin, Kota Bambu Selatan, Kota Bambu Utara, Menteng, Petamburan, and Tomang.

    Jakarta BPBD also reported that the water level in Pesanggrahan Sluice Gate reached 190 centimeters and in Pasar Ikan at 194 centimeters. Both statuses were on Alert or Waspada 3. As the news published, the agency has not uploaded the latest information.

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