Dean, a local resident, said houses in Pondok Labu had been inundated in waters 1.5 meters deep.
He told VIVAnews that 120 houses in Bondok Bambu had been flooded, forcing residents to evacuate the area.
He said the local government was nowhere to be seen.
Flooding at also hit Lenteng Agung and Cilandak.
Heavy rain that poured Jakarta on Sunday (10/30) afternoon has caused flood on Jl. Bango IV, Pondok Labu Urban Village, Cilandak Sub-District, South Jakarta. The flood which striked RT 009, 010, 011, and 014 RW 11 occurred due to Krukut River that passes those areas was overflow.
“Flood occurred at around 5 PM. The riverbank could not accommodate more water so it overflowed to its surround areas. Water height is about 1.5-2 meters high,” stated Head of South Jakarta Fire and Disaster Handling Sub-Department, Frans Hodden Silalahi, Sunday (10/30).
He also told has deployed more than 20 personnel to evacuate residents into safer location. Moreover, rubber boats and pumps have also been operated. “There are two rubber boats we use to evacuate residents,” he added.
Abdurrahman Anwar as Head of South Jakarta Social Sub-Department said has deployed Tagana to help evacuating residents. Besides that, social sub-department with the helps from PMI has also established public kitchen. “Tagana is already in the location, while equipments for public kitchen have been prepared,” he continued.
The evacuated residents were gathered in PMI tent in field at RW 03. “Public kitchen was established,” stated Said Ali, District Head Plt of Cilandak.