DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that currently the capital city was surrounded by potential floods from three fronts. The first front is the tidal flood that often occurs on the coast of Jakarta.
“The first front is the coast when sea levels rise, so there are areas in Jakarta that have the potential to experience tidal flooding. This is the first front that must be anticipated,” said Anies in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, Sunday, November 14, 2021. Berita politik
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Then the second front, according to Anies, was heavy rain that hit Jakarta. Anies said heavy rains often resulted in waterways such as culverts and times being overloaded, causing flooding. Berita Terkini
Anies even has his own calculations regarding the capacity of the culverts and the amount of rain capacity that can cause water to overflow and cause flooding. One of the floods caused by this front, Anies gave an example, occurred in early 2020 and 2021.
“So we have experienced more than twice the capacity and even almost four times the capacity of (water channels),” said Anies. Berita hari ini
The last front that caused the flooding in Jakarta, according to Anies, was water sent from upstream. Anies said that Jakarta is the only city on the island of Java that has 13 tributaries flowing from the Bogor area. Anies said the floods that often hit riverbanks occurred due to not being able to accommodate runoff from upstream.
To deal with the three fronts that caused the flooding in Jakarta, Anies said that he had made a special strategy to deal with it.
“There are three keywords that must be adhered to and implemented, namely alert, responsive and fierce,” said Anies
In the alert element, Anies has prepared hundreds of PMI DKI Jakarta volunteers. Anies held the alert ceremony attended by 680 PMI volunteers from all areas of DKI Jakarta. Also present was the Chairman of PMI DKI Jakarta, Rustam Effendi at the apple. Vitamin dan Suplemen
On that occasion, a number of volunteers demonstrated how to handle victims who needed help during a flood. Several officers also demonstrated the readiness of tools to evacuate flood-affected residents, such as rubber boats to ambulances.