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    Katulampa Alert I, Society Must Be Vigilant


    BANDUNG- Heavy rains that lasted from yesterday to the present in the upper reaches of the Ciliwung River in Bogor area have caused the Ciliwung River upflow to increase with water level in Bendul Katulampa has reached 220 centimeters on Monday (05/02) at 08.30 WIB, so touching at standby level I or the highest level of the flood level.

    And at 09.00 WIB, the water level rose to 230 centimeters, then at 09.05 WIB to 240 centimeters.

    According to the Head of Information and Public Relations Data Center of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, with the status of Alert 1 Dam Katulampa, the residents who are around the Ciliwung River are advised to be vigilant.

    "People living on the banks of the Ciliwung river in the Bogor area do not conduct any activities in the river, such as in Katulampa, Sukasari, Barangsiang, Babakan Pasar, Sempur, Pabaton, Kedung Badak and Kedung Halang, as well as communities around the Ciliwung River banks Depok area, "he said.

    Sutopo said that with this alert level I predicted that 9 hours ahead the flood discharge will reach the Manggarai Water Gate, Jakarta and the flood will inundate the river banks around Jakarta such as Srengseng Sawah, Rawajati, Kalibata, Pengadegan, Pejaten Timur, Kebon New, Bukit Duri, Balekambang, Cililitan, Chinese Bidara and Kampung Melayu, "he said.

    "People are urged not to do activities in the river and can evacuate household goods to a safe place, especially for settlements on the banks of the Ciliwung river," Sutopo said, through a release received by www.jabarprov.go.id, Monday (05 / 02).

    Sutopo predicts that, although in Bandung Katulampa Siaga I, the flood will not be big and widespread because the rain is uneven and other rivers in Jakarta are still normal or safe like Krukut River, Cipinang River, Sunter River, Rubber River and Pesanggrahan River.

    "Flood is expected to occur only in settlements on the banks of the river and other areas are still safe, but the public to keep alert and ready to face floods and puddles," he concluded. (Parno)

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