#Banjir – flood 2015

My last post on #Banjir – flood was in 2013 now it is 2015, Jakarta is almost in the same situation as then, the only difference is, the now President Joko Widodo was the Jakarta Governor.

A look down from Indosat building of the water not draining to the drainage system.
Thanks Nina of Indosat for this view.
Jakarta 02092015
Jakarta 02092015

As an Indonesian translator/interpreter/editor living in Jakarta, whose place of business does not require an office that is far from home I feel lucky not having to travel far and  face the hardship some fellow Jakartans must endure at this time of hardship.

Stay strong Jakartans.

#Banjir – flood

Flood: noun

1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged.
2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears.
3. the Flood, the universal deluge recorded as having occurred in the days of Noah. Gen. 7.
4. the rise or flowing in of the tide ( opposed to ebb ).
5. a floodlight.

Flood: Definition: overwhelming flow, quantity

Synonyms: abundance, alluvion, bore, bounty, cataclysm, cataract, current, deluge, downpour, drencher, drift, eager, excess, flow, flux, freshet, glut, inundation, multitude, niagara, outgushing, outpouring, overflow, plenty, pour, profusion, rush, spate, stream, superabundance, superfluity, surge, surplus, tide, torrent, tsunami, wave


Jakarta, the capital city of  Indonesia is hit by deadly flooding.  Joko Widodo,  Jakarta governor declared the city a state of emergency. And it is effective until Jan. 27.

The capital city of Indonesia is  home to almost 20 million people, and it is prone to heavy flooding during the rainy season. The season runs from about October to April, and is largely because of construction that leaves little room for runoff, an undeveloped sewer system, and waterways clogged with trash. The heaviest rains tend to occur in January and February.

Let’s just hope things will be better quickly.

The twitter trending #banjir, #banjirjakarta, #PrayForJakarta.

Heavy rain in Jakarta - Monty_Black Fiky Faturrahman