Saturday, February 2, 2008

Jakarta Flood: 3 dead, thousands displaced

The Jakarta flood on Friday has killed 3 and displaced thousands, according to
360, 2000 and 600 people are displaced in West, East, and Central Jakarta respectively.
The people found safety at schools and houses of worships.

Until Saturday there are still 26 points of flooded area, according to Traffic Management Centre of the Jakarta Police. (1)

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Jakarta flood: The president is soaked

It's that time of the year again.
Rain, flood, oh what a surprise.

At least this time not only the little people who suffer: The president's entourage was caught in the flood around central Jakarta. The president had to change car and got his shoes soaked in the process. [1].

Fauzi Bowo, Jakarta governor, said he was not surprised that Jakarta is flooded (yet again).
"It was already predicted by the meteorology agency (BMG), so we are prepared". Said the governor. [2]

It was not clear whether the president was also prepared (to get soaked).

Image: President's car being towed back to presidential palace.
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