Clean Up Underway As Jakarta Prepares For More Rain


Technicians and and air force pilot make final preparations before... News PhotoAgriculture,Airplane,Airport,C-130 Hercules,Change,Cloud - Sky,Effort,Flood,Horizontal,Indonesia,Jakarta,Pilot,Preparation,Skill,Sodium,Technician,Weather,WindPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTechnicians and and air force pilot make final preparations before bringing seeding clouds with sodium chloride via a Hercules plane, at Halim airport in Jakarta on January 26, 2013 as part of their effort to prevent flood 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 / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)