High tide flood again hits Muara Baru, N. Jakarta
December 23, 2007, 11:46 am
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High tide flood again hits Muara Baru, N. Jakarta

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – A flood triggered by cyclical high tide again hit Muara Baru area, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Saturday, inundating around 4,000 houses.

The flood waters which reached a height of up to 100 centimeters submerged Muara Baru Market and its main road.

The cyclical high tide started to rise at 7 am local time and it slowly subsided as of 11 am, As`ad, the Penjaringan neighborhood council head, said here on Saturday.

Despite the flooding, local residents did not flee because they had become used to the natural phenomenon, he said.

Fish auctioning activity in Muara Angke and Muara Baru fish markets were affected by the flooding.

Local inhabitants were on alert as very high sea waves were predicted to occur, he said


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