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Brief heavy rains inundate South Jakarta areas

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 10, 2018   /   06:06 pm
Brief heavy rains inundate South Jakarta areas A neighborhood in Pancoran Barat, South Jakarta is inundated after brief rainfall on Dec. 10. (Warta Kota/Feryanto Hadi)

Rain that struck Jakarta on Monday afternoon has inundated five community units (RW) in South Jakarta, with the depth varying from 30 to 70 centimeters.

The flooding in Pancoran inundated Jl. Pancoran Barat and Jl. MT Haryono. “The flood was caused by overflowed water channels,” Pancoran district head Herry Gunara said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

The flood did not recede until 2:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Jl. MT Haryono and roads around Tugu Pancoran were also inundated by flooding, which was caused, according to Herry, by the nearby construction of the light rapid transit (LRT) project.  

"Water always collects on MT Haryono. We have prepared a [water] pump there," Herry said.

Stuck for any further solution, Herry said he had been helped by the LRT project contractor PT Adhi Karya, which provided water pumps to suck the water out.

Other affected areas in South Jakarta include three RWs in Bangka, one RW in Petogogan and one RW in Kalibata, according to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) .

Heavy rains and strong winds that hit the Greater Jakarta area on Monday afternoon also tore the roof off a food court on Jl. Epicentrum Tengah in Karet Kuningan, South Jakarta and several trees in South Jakarta and Central Jakarta. (mai)