No Warning about Flooding, Waking up in the morning the water has entered the house – Some residents complained they did not get an “early warning” to get ready to evacuate, while flooding might still happen again. Jakarta Capital City Governor Anies Baswedan said that his office focused on handling disaster victims and not flood prevention. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, rain will still fall until March.
The house of a Jakarta resident, Marsudi, who lives in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, including those inundated by floods due to heavy rains that continued to flush since Tuesday (25/02) morning.
In the past two months, Marsudi’s house has been flooded three times with a height of up to one meter. Masudi was cleaning the house from the remaining puddle when visited by BBC News Indonesia. He said only this year the floods have hit his home again since 2007.
Marsudi claimed there had never been a warning since the big flood January 1, 2020 ago. Bandar Ceme Bonus Deposit
In fact, with this early warning, he could make preparations, including transporting goods to the top floor of his house. “There was no notification. Absolutely. There was no RT / RW. Just floods. Just go in (water),” he said.
Another resident at the same location, Nur, 60, said the same thing.
He also said early warning would help prepare or evacuate.
“There is no (warning) from the government,” explained Nur.
According to Nur, the immediate assistance that residents hope for every time a flood occurs is that rubber boats are available, including cleaning tools and antifungal liquids.
“Yes, cleaning. Clean tools. Brush. Carbol. The rubber boat. If we want to go or go home from there, ask for boat transportation provided. Must stand by,” said Nur.
In another location, Wagiyah, 51, said the urgent need for residents at the time of the flood was prepared food, including medicine.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Team from the Department of Water Resources in the Mampang Prapatan region, South Jakarta, Zappa Suharjat Gumilang, 32, claimed his team had been on standby since the night following the unremitting rain.
But he said the team from the service had given early warnings to all residents in this complex area.
“For that from RT to RW. Early warning. We have spread it via Whatsapp. Word of mouth before,” said Zappa.
Furthermore, Zappa said the teams deployed to locations in each district were flooded with as many as seven to nine people.
The team is conducting the evacuation, including checking the water pump, and monitoring the flood gates.
“And friends have circled in the puddle area, and Kemang Raya floodgates. Pondok Jaya pump house, re-suction. Closing gates,” said Zappa.
DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that currently the DKI Jakarta Government is concentrating on handling because extreme weather will continue to occur for some time to come.
Anies who no longer wanted to comment when asked again about the anticipatory steps of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government in facing extreme weather going forward.
He said all the resources owned by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government were mobilized to deal with the effects of the flood disaster.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) estimates that heavy rains along with extreme weather will still hit Jakarta and other regions until next March.
According to BMKG, the extreme weather occurred because there was a pattern of low pressure in the southern region of the earth, tropical storm Ferdinand in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and wind circulation in Banten which led to a meeting of air masses.
For this reason, according to hydrological and climate change researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Heru Santoso, said the focus is now on dealing with disasters rather than tackling the causes of disasters. No Warning about Flooding
“It means we are trying to save people first, such as providing shelter, public kitchens, boats, hospitals and others,” Heru said.