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Jakarta residents affected by drought may call 112

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 10, 2019   /   01:30 pm
Jakarta residents affected by drought may call 112 Employees of the Water Resources Agency work on catchment wells in the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta on Monday. The agency is making the wells to anticipate floods. (The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has called for residents affected by drought to make a report to the agency by calling 112 regarding their needs.

“Those impacted by drought may call Jakarta Siaga [Jakarta Standby] on 112 for information regarding their daily needs,” the agency’s disaster and information data center head M. Ridwan said on Tuesday.

He said his side would cooperate with the relevant working units to tackle drought as well as fulfill the residents' needs.

Ridwan said that no areas in Jakarta had yet been impacted by the dry season.

“There are not yet [any areas] impacted [by drought]. But if any areas are impacted, please call 112 for the emergency services. We will follow up with the related working units,” he said.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), a number of areas in Jakarta are expected to experience no rain for 21 to 30 days, including Tanjung Priok and Teluk Gong in North Jakarta, Pakubuwono in South Jakarta, Pulogadung in East Jakarta, West Tomang in West Jakarta, and the State Palace and Waduk Melati in Central Jakarta.

While some other areas are expected to experience no rain for 11 to 20 days. (sau)

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