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Jakarta. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, issued a flood warning for Jakarta on Monday (05/02), as the Katulampa Dam in Bogor, West Java, is likely to overflow.
The Jakarta government urged residents living on the river banks to evacuate their households, since several areas in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, and Rawajati, South Jakarta, are already overspread with water.
As municipal workers are clearing the clogged Manggarai water gate in South Jakarta, a dozen trucks have carried to landfill sites trash brought to the gate by the Ciliwung River, MetroTV reported.
The areas that can be flooded on Monday evening are Srengseng Sawah, Rawajati, Kalibata, Pangadegan, Pejaten Timur, Kebon Baru, Bukit Duri in South Jakarta, and Balekambang, Cililitan, Cawang, Bidara Cina and Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta.
The river has its source in Bogor.
Torrential rains in the greater Jakarta area and Bogor caused landslides in at least four places in Bogor's hilly Puncak region on Monday morning, BNPB spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.
At least two persons died in the landslides, and rescue operations are difficult due to rain and limited visibility.
Excavators and fire engines have been deployed to the sites.
The rainy season in western Indonesia, including Jakarta and West Java, will reach its peak in February, Sutopo said.