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  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27 2020   /  01:18 am
Waterworks: Water resources personnel dig into a sidewalk on Jl. Salemba Raya in Central Jakarta on Wednesday to install a drainage pipe to help clear the water that often floods the area during heavy rains.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Waterworks: Water resources personnel dig into a sidewalk on Jl. Salemba Raya in Central Jakarta on Wednesday to install a drainage pipe to help clear the water that often floods the area during heavy rains.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)With the threat of floods looming over Jakarta until next month, people are gearing up for further disaster.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned that medium to heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds would occur across the city until next month as the rainy season reaches its peak in the last week of February and the first week of March. It also predicted that this year’s rainy season in Jakarta would be harsher than last year’s, with the highest rainfall having been recorded at 377 millimeters per day on New Year’s Eve.Ratna Dewi, a 26-year old living in a two-story house in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, said she had ...