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Jakarta Post

Storm goes wild across Jakarta

  • Indah Setiawati, Eny Wulandari and Multa Fidrus

    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang   /   Tue, March 2 2010   /  12:12 pm

All aboard!: Motorcyclists hitch a ride on a cart to pass through a flooded street in the Petogogan residential area in South Jakarta on Monday. Flooding returned to the subdistrict and nearby areas following downpours. JP/J. AdigunaA heavy thunderstorm coupled with strong winds wreaked damage at several public facilities in the capital and its outskirts Monday afternoon.At City Hall, rain and wind felled a lamppost, uprooted a tree that damaged an electricity pole, and flooded parts of the building, including the archives and the PR room.“This is the first time we’ve had such severe flooding this year,” said Oyon, a janitor at the building.
He added City Hall had previously been flooded in 2002, 2005 and 2007.Parts of the building were ankle-deep in water, while a patch of lawn was also flooded.
Oyon said the archives were relatively safe.Officials in the PR room had to move...