Flooding area in the Jakarta province on February 2 to 4 2007

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Abstract

Jakarta is the biggest city in south east Asia regional such as night population 10 million and built up area 650,000 Hectare. Jakarta has 13 rivers which it has flood area 8063,54 hectare. Flooding area in Jakarta has different from and similar to spatial and temporal such a environment a landscape, built up are/paved land and rain distribution. Rainfall in a few days last week caused the worst flooding in years in Jakarta. It was estimated from 40 to 70 percent of the Indonesia's capital was underwater. The number of people killed of this flooding has reached at least 34 from drowning, electrocution or disease. More than 300,000 residents have been forced from their homes. Heavy rain a 2 day is still forecasted to come in a few weeks and authorities are still asking the residents to keep alert. The disaster is far from over. Jakarta, Indonesian capital, was heavily flooded on February 2 to 4, 2007, due to the massive rain lasted. The city traffic seriously damaged, and some part of the city was under the water of three meter, that it is very interesting for spatial and temporal analysis in geography perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007
Pages1428-1443
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Nov 200716 Nov 2007

Publication series

Name28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007
Volume2

Conference

Conference28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, ACRS 2007
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/11/0716/11/07

Keywords

  • Built up area/paved land
  • Flooding area Jakarta province and social disaster in geography perspective
  • Natural landscape
  • Raining

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