Heavy Rain, Overflow of Krukut and Pesanggrahan Rivers Inundate Jakarta

Heavy rain that occurred on Sunday (7/11/2021) afternoon and evening resulted in five floodgates in DKI Jakarta being on alert status with a water level of more than 150 centimeters.

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Emergency Response team patrols the Pesanggrahan area, South Jakarta, Sunday (11/7/2021) night. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA — The overflow of Kali Krukut and Kali Pesanggrahan inundated parts of Jakarta. The water level reached 75 centimeters. This situation has forced a number of residents to evacuate.

According to ACT Emergency Response Team, there are also a number of residents who are staying at home. "They use their second floor to save themselves and valuable belongings," said Daryadi from ACT Emergency Response team, Monday (8/11/2021).

The affected settlements are in Jalan Elnusa and Jalan Nis, East Cilandak Village, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.

ACT’s Emergency Response team also patrolled to the other affected locations. “Last night, in Kalibata Overpass RW 07 Cililitan, East Jakarta, has started to be submerged and disturbed the surrounding traffic,” Daryadi explained.

Daryadi added, residents who require evacuation in the area of DKI Jakarta can contact MRI DKI Jakarta.

Furthermore, The DKI Jakarta Resources Department informed that heavy rain that occurred on Sunday (7/11/2021) afternoon and evening resulted in five floodgates in DKI Jakarta being on alert status with a height of more than 150 centimeters.[]