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Stay alert on floods: Jokowi

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 26 2013   /  08:54 am

Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called on the city’s residents to remain alert to anticipate major floods that could hit Jakarta on Sunday, although he also indicated that the worst flooding had now already occurred.

Calming widespread rumors, Jokowi said he had spoken with Public Works Ministry officials in order to prepare for anything, including a worse case scenario, in order to minimize the risks, but declined to elaborate on those risks.

“I’ve met [with the ministry officials] to anticipate all aspects related to floods,” the governor told journalists on Friday, but was quick to add that he hoped the flooding did not materialize.

Jokowi called on the city to be more alert and cautious.

The governor said he had also requested that the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) perform rain engineering to stop the dow...