South Jakarta's several areas hit by flooding

South Jakarta's several areas hit by flooding

Officers of the South Jakarta Water Resources Office checked waterworks in the Kalibata area, South Jakarta, on Friday (Dec 27, 2019). Heavy downpours led to the area being flooded. ANTARA FOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/aww.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Several areas in South Jakarta were flooded on Wednesday morning following overnight rains, according to the South Jakarta Water Resources Office.

The floods inundated several streets, including Gatot Subroto, Tebet Barat Dalam Raya, Raya Kemang, Sultan Iskandar Muda, and Hang Jebat, the office reported through its "insta story" on Wednesday.

The office stated that several neighborhoods in Rawajati area, South Jakarta, were also inundated.

The floodwaters, ranging in heights from 30 centimeters (cm) to chest-deep, began to inundate the areas since 5 a.m. local time.

Torrential downpour since Tuesday night coupled with the Ciliwung River overflowing its bank led to flooding in several areas in South Jakarta.

The Jakarta Water Resources Office noted on its Twitter account that as of 7 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the water level at Manggarai sluice in South Jakarta had reached 920 cm deep, or was at alert level III.

In the meantime, the water level at Karet sluice in Central Jakarta had reached 700 cm, or at alert level I.

By Wednesday morning, several parts of the capital continued to receive light showers.

Chief of the Maintenance Section of the South Jakarta Water Resources Office Junjung stated that 120 officers were deployed since Tuesday night to help evacuate the flood victims.

"The blue troops are still on the field to help victims in inundated areas," he remarked while referring to rescue workers.

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