Command post confirms 31,232 Jakarta residents fled inundated homes

Command post confirms 31,232 Jakarta residents fled inundated homes

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inspected the Manggarai floodgate on Wednesday (Jan 1, 2020). ANTARA/Livia Kristianti/pri.

I call on the people living in river basin areas to remain on standby and coordinate with the ranks and files of the Jakarta administration that are ready to help them
Jakarta (ANTARA) - A total of 31,232 residents of Jakarta were compelled to flee their flooded homes as of Wednesday night, according to the flood command post.

Some 310 of the flood victims were found in Bendungan Hilir, Petamburan, and Karet Tengsin, Central Jakarta. They were provided shelter at two evacuee camps.

In North Jakarta, floods affected 1,515 people in Rorotan, Semper Barat, Semper Timur, Sukapura, Kelapa Gading Timur, and Pegangsaan Dua. They sought refuge in 23 evacuee camps.

The number of flood evacuees in West Jakarta reached 10,686 sheltered in 97 evacuee camps. They come from Jelambar, Tomang, Wijaya Kusuma, Srengseng, Semanan, Kalideres, Tegal Alur, Pegadungan, Kota Bambu Selatan, Kedoya Utara, and Sukabumi Selatan.

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A total of 13,516 flood evacuees in East Jakarta were sheltered at 99 locations. The flood affected Kebon Manggis, Kampung Melayu, Bidara Cina, Cipinang Besar Selatan, Klender, Pondok Bambu, Pondok Kelapa, Cawang, Balekembang, Dukuh, and Cipinang Melayu.

In South Jakarta, 5,305 people fled their flooded homes and were accommodated at 48 different locations. The flooding in South Jakarta affected Gunung, Petongan, Pengadengan, Cilandak Timur, Pejaten Timur, and Manggarai Selatan.

In general, the flood evacuees were in dire need of food, clean water, blankets, and tarpaulin.

Governor Anies Bawesdan stated that the Jakarta administration had made concerted efforts to handle flood victims and ensure the safety of people living in flood-affected areas.

"I call on the people living in river basin areas to remain on standby and coordinate with the ranks and files of the Jakarta administration that are ready to help them," he added.

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