Singaporeans in Jakarta are advised to prepare for the possibility of further flooding by the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta on 2 Jan. The vicious flood had taken at least 23 lives and made more than 62,000 people evacuate from their homes.
The extreme weather may continue across Indonesia until 7 Jan, said Indonesia’s Cabinet Secretary in a statement citing the geophysics agency.
“There have been media reports that the Karet Sluice Gate in South Jakarta, Manggarai Sluice Gate in Central Jakarta, and Angke Hulu Sluice Gate in North Jakarta are on high alert following heavy rain in recent days. Floods have also affected Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi,” said the embassy in their official Facebook page.
The Singapore Embassy in Jakarta further advised Singaporeans to safely store valuables, important documents and prepare spare batteries in case of power outages.
Citizens who are in Jakartaaare advised to constantly monitor the local media for developments and updates. This includes traffic diversions, road closure and nearest shelters.
“We would like to encourage Singaporeans to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg if they have yet to do so,” the embassy added.
Singaporeans who are in urgent consular assistance can contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta at (+62 811 863 348), or the MFA Duty Office at (+65 6379 8800/8855)