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Bekasi residents still clearing mud from homes

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 18 2020   /  01:22 am
Not over yet: Murniasih, 40, stands in front of her house in the Pondok Gede Permai housing complex in Bekasi on Tuesday. The first floor is still unusable even though she has been cleaning for nearly two weeks after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in Greater Jakarta and Banten province on Jan. 1. (JP/Alya Nurbaiti)(JP/Alya Nurbaiti)

Not over yet: Murniasih, 40, stands in front of her house in the Pondok Gede Permai housing complex in Bekasi on Tuesday. The first floor is still unusable even though she has been cleaning for nearly two weeks after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in Greater Jakarta and Banten province on Jan. 1. (JP/Alya Nurbaiti)Two weeks after major flooding hit Greater Jakarta on New Year's Day, people have yet to resume their daily activities in Jatiasih district, Bekasi, which continues to battle the mud left behind.Mud five to 20 centimeters deep still covers some road sections in the district's Pondok Gede Permai housing complex, where daily activities have been at a standstill for the last two weeks.Dudung, a baker and the head of neighborhood unit (RT) 1 in the complex, said he had not been able to bake or sell baked goods since the flood.“I think other people who don’t work fr...