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Rapid response key to flood prevention

  • Hidayat Pawitan and Yopi Ilhamsyah

Banda Aceh/Bogor   /   Tue, January 14 2020   /  01:37 am
In the same boat: Soldiers help evacuate residents from the flood-hit Bojong Indah residential area in West Jakarta earlier this month. Cooperation between the central government and local administrations key to solving the annual disaster. (JP/Donny Fernando)(JP/Donny Fernando)

In the same boat: Soldiers help evacuate residents from the flood-hit Bojong Indah residential area in West Jakarta earlier this month. Cooperation between the central government and local administrations key to solving the annual disaster. (JP/Donny Fernando)Entering the New Year, the capital city was severely flooded. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported heavy to very heavy intensity rainfall spread across Greater Jakarta, concentrated in the eastern part of Jakarta with the highest level recorded in the Halim Perdanakusuma area.It was the highest recorded rainfall since 1866. The BMKG reported that the atmospheric phenomena of the strengthening Asian monsoon flow and the location of the intertropical convergence zone, a low-pressure area located precisely over the north of Java, had caused the heavy downpour of that scale on the northern coast of Java. T...