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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The walls of Saifullah’s home in northern Jakarta are edged like tree rings, marking how high the floodwaters have reached each year – more than four feet from the damp dirt floor.
When the water gets too high, Saifullah, who like many Indonesians only uses one name, sends his family to stay with friends. He guards the house until the water can be drained using a makeshift pump. If the pump stops working, he uses a bucket or just waits until the water recedes.