ACT Deploys Seven Evacuation Teams for Recent Jakarta Flood

The heavy rain that hit several areas in Jakarta on Monday (2/24) evening led to the flooding in several parts of Jakarta. Responding to this, Disaster Emergency Response (DER) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) deployed its teams to evacuate the victims.

DER – ACT team sweeping a flooded area in Karawang. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Heavy rains have fallen on several areas in Jakarta Metropolitan Area from Monday (2/24) night, resulting in flooding that submerges several locations. The data from on Tuesday (2/25) at 9:14 a.m. Western Indonesia Standard Time showed that 94 pints across greater Jakarta were flooded.

Since Monday (24/2), the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued early warnings for seven regions where, storm and lightning will last until Tuesday morning.

"That’s true. Regarding the alert status, almost all regions in Java is are on alert status, including Greater Jakarta area for today and tomorrow (25/2). Such is also the case for Central and East Java," BMKG researcher Ida Pramuwardani said on Monday (2/24). The aforementioned seven regions are Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Banten, Greater Jakarta, West Java, Central Java and East Java.

Responding to the flood, the Disaster and Emergency Response (DER) - ACT Team immediately deployed seven teams to a number of affected areas to evacuate the victims.

In Petamburan, Central Jakarta, the flood reached the height of an adult’s chest. (ACTNews)

"We sent down 7 teams and dozens of personnel to several flood-hit points, including in Karawang, Bekasi, Cipinang, Tanah Abang, Bidara Cina and West Jakarta," Kusmayadi, Commander of DER – ACT stated, Tuesday (2/25) morning.

These teams will continue to monitor the situation at the flood-hit locations. The team will sweep and evacuate the victims based on the information they receive.

"Insha Allah, we have been monitoring the condition in Greater Jakarta Area since last night (2/24). If there is an urgent need for evacuation, we will help, Insha Allah," Kusmayadi said. []