Alert! Heavy Rain Causes Flood in Jakarta and Makes Buzz on Social Media
Heavy rain has been struck in Jabodetabek since Sunday (04/02/18) and major natural disaster happened in several districts. It started with a landslide at the main street of Puncak, Bogor, which causes five people were killed and others four were still missing. Following this situation, Jakarta was on critical flood situation due to the increment of overflow water from Ciliwung River which directs to Katulampa and Manggarai floodgate. Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, had shared an early caution post through Twitter by using hashtag #OperasiSiagaibukota to inform that Katulampa floodgate was on the critical level at 09.05 WIB with the height of water up to 240 cm which will cause a flood in many districts from south, east, to west in the following.
Taken from Kompas (07/02/18), the flood has started entering some village in Jakarta since Monday (05/02/18) at 18.00 WIB and rose up to two meters in several areas through waterways. Some areas already implement evacuation and set up an emergency tend to near the flood location so that citizen doesn’t have to worry they leave far from home.
On social media, people tend to share whether about the latest info about flood or opinion about how the local government solves this situation and compare the situation with previous one.
Sonar has tracked several top keywords that buzz on social media and found out that “Banjir Jakarta” deliver total buzz of 19,160 which the highest daily buzz was on 6 February with 11,169. It also receives total sentiment 96 which 83 of them refer as negative. There are 285 total posts from five different channels and the most post come from media site with 147.
Taken from trendinalia.com, several keywords that become trending topics on Twitter relate to this situation are Katulampa, Manggarai, Puncak, #OperasiSiagaibukota, and #WaspadaBanjir.
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