View Full Version : Update on Me re: Flooding

01-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Hi All,

If I seem a bit MIA or scattered-brain recently it's because that I have been facing with flooding problems the past few days. Some of you might already be aware of this but I just thought to share my complete story with you all.

I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, and we have been having traffics, flooding problem for a while now. Flooding is actually nothing new to use. Our home had been flooded in 2002 and 2007 and there have always been smaller floods (just on the road but didn't enter our house).

Well, 2013 seemed to be another big flood year. To make the story short our house was flooded starting Jan 15th (Tuesday). We evacuated to a local hotel because there was no electricity and clean water. My family and I spent around 5 days in the hotel and just returned home yesterday.

My house is actually being renovated to make the 1st floor higher so there wasn't too much damage. We're all safe and sound but just a bit displaced and busy cleaning up.

Here are the story of the flood if you are interested to read: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1248788/1/.html

And here are some photos. I am proud to say that I still kept up with my p365. :)

This is my Grandma's house, you can see how high the water is.

This is the road and houses in front of my house.

The good news is that I brought my laptop and all the essential gadgets so at least I wasn't too bored in the hotel and could get some designing done.

Aftermath: Some of the furniture was ruined and very smelly. They've been cleaned and scrubbed and now aired to dry and to try to get rid of the flooding smell. This was my Aunt's house, which is right next to ours.

01-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Oh dear Angela! I'm sorry to see how this has affected you and your family. I have seen it on the news. Hoping all will be better soon.

01-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Oh my :(
To see in in photo's up close is so different than hearing about it on the news.
Hoping all will be well!!!!

01-22-2013, 02:22 PM
BUMMER! Thanks for updating us! I'm sorry you had to go through all that - but glad to hear you are back home (and glad you brought your electronics with you so you didnt get too bored!)

01-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Sorry to hear this Angela! Glad you were able to make the best out of a crappy situation!

01-22-2013, 04:34 PM
OH NO!! so glad u r all okay and hope the flooding is done for now...so horrible and scary!

01-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Angel, I am so sorry that you guys are continually being flooded. :( You seem to be in good spirits though, so I commend you for that!! :) I hope that the remodel of raising your 1st floor helps in the future.

Good luck with the clean-up.

01-22-2013, 06:27 PM
Oh Angela!! Good idea on the remodel, hopefully it will help in the future. My family in the Phillipines has that happen to them often, too. Take care and good luck with the clean up. Did you have to discard some items? Glad that everyone is okay, HUGS!!!!

01-22-2013, 11:14 PM
Since the flooding happened a couple of times before we are actually quite used to it already and know what to do to keep the damage minimal. This time we did lose a whole refrigerator of food because there wasn't electricity for 5 days so everything went bad.

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01-22-2013, 11:52 PM
Angela, I'm glad that this time the damage was minimal (but I'd be annoyed about the food--such a waste!). Those pics do make it real. But I'm glad you could at least stay at the hotel so you had electricity/water.

01-23-2013, 12:30 AM
I'm sorry! Hopefully the worst of your flood season is over!

01-23-2013, 03:08 AM
We're still on alert until the 27th so we're crossing our fingers that there won't be another flood.

01-23-2013, 08:57 AM
Angela I'm praying it won't get worse!

Be safe.

01-24-2013, 04:00 PM
Wishing you well in your cleanup efforts Angela. I cannot imagine what it's like to live in a area prone to flooding and hope your life returns to normal again soon.

01-25-2013, 08:16 AM
I'm glad that you already went back home, Angela... My husband works in Jakarta but luckily his apartment was free from flood. Still, he was isolated and couldn't go anywhere because areas surround Jakarta was flooded. I hope Jokowi can fix this problem soon :).

01-25-2013, 11:55 AM
I have been keeping up with you a bit on Facebook, but it still shocks me each time I see the photos!
I'm so glad you are all safe though!!

That must be very scary!

01-25-2013, 02:45 PM
Oh wow - thanks for sharing that with us ... and am glad that is behind you for this time! Sorry you lost the food in the refrigerator though ...
Thank goodness for electronics and the hotel!!!