Clean Up Underway As Jakarta Prepares For More Rain

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A pilot flies a Hercules plane as he looks for the correct cloud to... News PhotoAgriculture,Airplane,C-130 Hercules,Change,Cloud - Sky,Effort,Flood,Flying,Horizontal,Indonesia,Looking,Pilot,Skill,Sodium,Weather,West JavaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA pilot flies a Hercules plane as he looks for the correct cloud to place sodium chloride for cloud seeding, in flight over West Java on January 26, 2013 as part of their effort to prevent flooding in the capital by using the weather modification techniques. Indonesian authorities will use generators and cloud-seeding measures to defuse and push away rain-laden clouds to avoid more flooding that has paralysed Jakarta, an official said, heavy rain over the mega-city last week caused 32 deaths and at its peak forced nearly 46,000 people to flee their inundated homes, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, added. AFP PHOTO / POOL / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)