That orange building is where we live
17th of January 2013, I woke up in the morning to find that we’ve been surrounded by water
Not being able to go to work, Hubby and I decided to go out anyway to replenish food stock and cat sand.
In the afternoon, once the rain subsided, people began to evacuate. But many held on to their properties and refused to go. By evening, as electricity was cut off and clean water inaccessible, things began to look really bad
18th of January, the flood worsen. This is when we realised how lucky we were to be able to live in this apartment. We were safe, warm , electricity had returned to normal. But we can’t say the same thing about the rest of west and north of Jakarta
Some of our friends’ homes were nearly drowned but they were too afraid to leave! Unbelievable -_- ! Our apartment building became a temporary refuge for some of the flood victims.
19th of January, we decided to go out to see how things are. But still no good news
But finally, we woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning and the flood had subsided. As of now, Pluit, Grogol and many other parts of Jakarta is still covered in water. Our prayers go to all the flood victims.