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Warning issued following heavy downpour in Jakarta on Tuesday morning

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 5, 2019   /   11:22 am
Warning issued following heavy downpour in Jakarta on Tuesday morning Motorists wade through floodwaters that swamp the Mangga Dua shopping center in Ancol, North Jakarta on Tuesday morning. (JP/Damar Harsanto)

The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) announced on Tuesday morning that water levels at the Pasar Ikan and Angke Hulu sluice gates in North Jakarta have increased following heavy rain in the city the night before.

As it updated on its official website at 9 a.m., bpbd.jakarta.go.id, BPBD Jakarta revealed that the Pasar Ikan sluice gate has been at Alert-III status since 1 a.m. when the water level reached 178 cm. It rose to 207 cm by 9 a.m., increasing its status to Critical.

At Angke Hulu, the water level had risen from 165 cm at 4 a.m. to 220 cm at 9 a.m. The gate is now at Alert-III status.

Through its official Twitter account, @BPBDJakarta, the agency warned people in several districts and subdistricts in North Jakarta be prepared for tidal floods. The areas are Kamal Muara, Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan, Pluit, Ancol, Marunda, Cilincing, Kalibaru and Kamal.

Some officers use a rubber dinghy to transport shop owners to their stores as the parking areas  at the Mangga Dua textile market in Ancol, North Jakarta are deluged by floodwaters on Tuesday. Some officers use a rubber dinghy to transport shop owners to their stores as the parking areas at the Mangga Dua textile market in Ancol, North Jakarta are deluged by floodwaters on Tuesday. (JP/Damar Harsanto)

The Jakarta Post observed that flooding has swamped roads around the ITC Mangga Dua textile market in Ancol, North Jakarta, preventing shop owners and attendants from entering the premises. 

The agency previously announced that some areas in West Jakarta were also prone to flooding, namely Rawa Buaya, East Cengkareng, West Cengkareng, North Kembangan, North Kedoya, Duri Kosambi, Kapuk and Kedaung Kaliangke. (vla/dmr)