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PetaBencana.id offers real-time flood updates via interactive map

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 3, 2020   /   10:03 am
PetaBencana.id offers real-time flood updates via interactive map Residents ride on a rubber boat and a canoe next to an inundated road in Grogol, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta residents are now able to access the latest updates on floods through an interactive map at PetaBencana.id.

The website shows which areas are on high alert and which areas are considered safe. The alert levels of areas are distinguished by color and, when clicked, provide information on the location, water level and latest updates on the flooding situation of the area.

High-alert areas are marked in red, meaning that the floodwater in the area is more than 150 centimeters deep; medium-alert areas are marked in orange (71 cm to 150 cm); low-alert areas are colored yellow (10 cm to 70 cm). Meanwhile, green areas indicate that people need to prepare for incoming floods. 

According to KompasTekno, PetaBencana.id also provides flood information for other cities, including Surabaya, Bandung and Semarang.

The website also enables its visitors to report on the real-time flooding situation with the Twitter hashtag #banjir (flood) via @petabencana, send messages through Peta Bencana’s Facebook at @petabencana.id, or text /banjir to their bot @bencanabot on Telegram. 

PetaBencana.id is a joint project involving the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Pacific Disaster Center and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. (dpk)