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Flood Hits East Jakarta; 118 Residents Evacuated
Sunday, 02 April, 2017 | 10:56 WIB
Flood Hits East Jakarta; 118 Residents Evacuated

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Torrential rain affecting Greater Jakarta last night has caused inundation and flood in a number of areas, particularly East Jakarta.

Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded up to this morning at 06.30, 118 residents or 36 families evacuated to Cipinang Melayu subdistrict, Makasar district, East Jakarta.

“The designated evacuation sites are Al-Muqorobin Mosque and te third floor of Cipinang Melayu subdistrict office,” Jakarta BPBD Jakarta shared in their official twitter account on Sunday(2/4).

BPBD distributed blankets to the flood victims evacuated to Cipinang Melayu. In addition, rubber boats are prepared around the flood sites to assist the evacuation process.

“BPBD maintain coordination with Social Department, subdistrict chief, and chief of neighborhood unit who was affected by the flood.”

The water went up to 20-70 cm high in Cipinang Melayu, yet it kept on subsiding.

BPPD confirmed that the cause of the flood was the high precipitation and the overflow of Sunter river.

In addition to Cipinang Melayu, inundation is also found in several subdistricts namely Pekayon, Cakung Timur, Cipinang Muara, Ciracas, and Ciubur.



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