Monday, March 07, 2005

Flooding in Jakarta

Source: The Jakarta Post

STRANDED IN FLOOD: Two people sit on a roof as two girls play in the water that surrounds their homes in Kampung Pulo, East Jakarta. Thousands of houses in much of low-lying East Jakarta were flooded on Sunday following a few days of heavy rain. (JP/P.J. Leo)

OVERWHELMING BUSINESS: The owners of building material shops on Jl. Jatinegara Barat, get ready to close. The Ciliwung River has breached its banks and started to flood the area. Continuous heavy rain since Saturday afternoon had swamped many parts of the capital on Sunday, forcing more than 650 families to take shelter and the police to close several roads and re-direct traffic. (JP/P.J. Leo)