ACTNews, WEST JAKARTA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) distributed aid packages to the victims of flooding in Tegal Alur, West Jakarta, Thursday (1/20/2022). They are still staying in evacuation points because the flooding has not receded.
Siti Rahmah Miroziah of ACT West Jakarta Branch said the aid packages comprised food, milk, baby diapers and food, women supplies, and drinking water. The aid packages were distributed to flood victims in two Neighborhood Associations (RTs) in Tegal Alur.
“The residents of these two RTs evacuated to four evacuation points: Tegal Alur Apartment Building, Al-Hidayah Mosque, the space behind Olo-Olo Chicken congee stall, Anggrek Alur Child-friendly Integrated Public Space, and Darurrohman Mosque. There are around 743 individuals or 234 families who evacuated,” she said to ACTNews, Friday (1/21/2022).
The flood that submerged Tegal Alur reached 1-meter-high at its highest. Though the water level has decreased, the residents choose to stay at evacuation points for fear of subsequent flooding. “Because BMKG predicts that heavy rains will still fall in Jakarta, the residents are still afraid to return home. They choose to stay at evacuation points,” concluded Siti Rahmah.