#Banjir: Jakarta severely flooded (again) following heavy rainfall

Jakarta floods on Feb. 25, 2020. Photo: Twitter/@BNPB_Indonesia
Jakarta floods on Feb. 25, 2020. Photo: Twitter/@BNPB_Indonesia

To quote the great GTA meme: “Ah sh*t, here we go again.”

Jakarta is seeing what is likely to be the worst flooding since the deadly New Year’s Day deluge this morning with large areas of the capital, as well as satellite cities Bekasi and Tangerang, inundated following heavy rainfall that began yesterday evening.

Among the worst affected areas include parts of Kuningan in South Jakarta, Gunung Sahari in Central Jakarta, and Kramat Jati in East Jakarta. In Tangerang, Ciledug is seeing flood waters that go up to 70 centimeters in depth, while numerous neighborhoods in Bekasi, such as Harapan Indah and Puri Gading are similarly badly affected.

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Numerous roads throughout Jakarta are still submerged by flood water as of this morning, while several public transportation facilities, such as the TransJakarta city buses and the KRL Commuterline trains, are facing major disruptions.

Floods have blocked many access points to the city that we have received reports of employees choosing to stay at home with or without permission of their employers.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) posted some photos of the floods this morning throughout Jakarta, including one right by the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta.

No official reports on casualties and damages from today’s floods have been released.

The hashtag #banjir (#flood) is the top trending topic on Twitter in Indonesia this morning, with netizens choosing to make light of the disaster with memes while also criticizing the Jakarta Provincial Government for its perceived failure in preventing floods this year.

For real-time updates on floods in Jakarta, go to petabencana.id.

The Greater Jakarta Area, as well as parts of Banten and West Java, saw the most intense rainfall since 2007 on New Year’s Eve, which continued well into New Year’s Day. According to BNPB data, 67 people were killed by floods and landslides while tens of thousands were evacuated from their homes.

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