Antara, Jakarta – Semarang City in Central Java is widely submerged by floods due to the rain pouring over the city from Friday until today, Feb. 5-6. Antara reported that the flooding has hampered the traffic heading to Semarang Old Town.
The 30-50 cm high water inundates the roads on Jalan Pemuda and Jalan Agus Salim, heading to Johar Market.
The inundation at Jalan Imam Bonjol has also closed the access to Semarang Old Town; neither motorcycles nor cars can pass the road.
A number of residential areas in Tologosari and Anjasmoro, as well as at Jalan Kaligawe, is also affected by the flood. Meanwhile, the overflowing Bringin River in Mangkang Wetan, inundated the North Coast Road (Pantura) in the western area of the Semarang City.
A Mangkang Wetan resident, Abdul Rauf, said the water level has started to increase since early Saturday at dawn. He said that the floodwater submerged the residential houses. He added that the water level in Pantura was about 50-meter high.