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Jakarta Post

Sacks of sand prepared to prevent tidal floods in North Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 28, 2018   /   04:34 pm
Sacks of sand prepared to prevent tidal floods in North Jakarta Tidal flooding hits a fishing village in Muara Angke, North Jakarta, on Nov. 26. ( Lotulung)

As many as 1,600 sacks of sands have been stacked along the edges of the Kaliadem dock in North Jakarta to anticipate tidal floods coming from the sea.

North Jakarta Water Resources Agency head Santo said the sacks were put where the embankment of the dock has been damaged and where rising tidewater could find entry.

“We hold it off using the sand bags. We installed them on the leaky spots in Kaliadem. We also closed the spots that affected the streets,” Santo said on Wednesday, reported.

He said the sacks were installed last week when a tidal flood hit the area. He said that the sacks would remain there in case of more flooding.

“As anticipation, we kept them in there. We are worried because tidal floods cannot be predicted,” Santo said.

He said that a water pump and dozens of the agency’s officers would also be enlisted if there was a tidal flood in the area.

He added that some of water has receded from the floods that affected several areas of North Jakarta in the past week. (ami/rai)