Heavy rain that hit the capital city since Wednesday (5/1) night until Thursday (5/2) early morning has made water level in several sluice gates rising. Even water level at Pluit Dam and Pasar Ikan Sluice gate has shown on alert-II.
Based on the data of Jakarta Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) at 6 AM, water level at Pasar Ikan Sluice Gate reached 205 centimeters high and 140 centimeters high at Pluit Dam or shown on alert-II.
“Such condition is caused by high rainfall in all Jakarta areas and its duration is also long,” said Head of Informatics Section for Jakarta BPBD, Bambang Surya Saputra, Thursday (5/2).
Saputra mentions, similar condition is also spotted in several sluice gates where its water level shows on alert-III up to alert-IV. They are Pesanggrahan (170 centimeters), Manggarai (810 centimeters), and Karet (500 centimeters). While for sluice gates on alert-IV are Angke Hulu (140 centimeters), Krukut Hulu (150 centimeters), Katulampa (20 centimeters), Depok (125 centimeters), Cipinang Hulu (95 centimeters), Sunter Hulu (130 centimeters ), and Pulogadung (395 centimeters).
He continued that BBD has coordinated with local apparatuses, starting from urban village, sub-districts, until mayor in order to monitor the condition of citizens’ residential in each region. The citizens were also instructed to be alert against flood threat which could be happened anytime. “Post refugee procurement is also already coordinated,” he told.
Meanwhile, at this time the weather is friendly enough. ”The weather is only cloudy now,” he finished.