Heavy rains lashing Jakarta overnight caused flooding in nearly 40 roads on Saturday morning. 50-centimeter-deep floodwaters inundated several sections of the DI Panjaitan Street, especially the tunnel of Cawang toll road, owing to which the police redirected traffic to several alternative roads.

Heavy rains and flooding paralyzed Kapten Tendean Street in South Jakarta, thereby cutting off traffic from Kuningan to Blok M.

Traffic on Gatot Subroto Street and several other streets was also disrupted by flooding. The Jakarta Metropolitan Police rerouted traffic to prevent impassable roads owing to flooding in several parts of the capital. The Jakarta provincial government has provided 100 special tents for residents displaced by flooding and testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease.

Meanwhile, the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported that the heavy rainfall in the capital city has led to several areas in East Jakarta and South Jakarta getting inundated by floodwaters.

At least 42 community units (RW) and 150 neighborhood units (RT) have been affected by the flooding, while the total number of neighborhood units in Jakarta has been recorded at 30,470, according to the BPBD.

On Monday morning, owing to the overflowing of the Ciliwung River, the Gunung Sahari Raya road section in Pademangan sub-district, North Jakarta, was submerged by floodwaters measuring 15 centimeters in height so motorists and car drivers could still cross the road.