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Jakarta Post

E. Jakarta residents return to shelters

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 19 2010   /  11:36 am

Hundreds of residents of Kampung Pulo and Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, returned to temporary shelters as the water level at the Katulampa sluice gate in Bogor, West Java, rose to 80 centimeters on Thursday morning.

The rising water level indicates a massive influx of water from Bogor, which has submerged affected areas at depths ranging from 40 centimeters to 2 meters.

Rochadi Ellen, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) municipality headquarter chief, said Thursday that 675 people were forced to go to two temporary shelters located at the Nusantara building, Hermina Hospital and tents at nearby buildings.

Rochadi said residents went to the shelters after being informed by officers about the increasing water level on Wednesday night.

“They start to arrive at the shelters at 5 a.m. [on Thursday],” he said.

Pance, an officer in charge of receiving reports o...