Over the weekend, Jakarta was hit with their heaviest rainfall since New Year’s Eve 2020, resulting in severe flooding, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the city. In some cases, floodwaters rose close to two metres, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes and killing at least five people.
Jakarta’s drainage system was no match for the extreme heavy rain, submerging several major streets and toll roads and forcing closures and damage, including in areas that aren’t typically prone to flooding. As of Sunday, with floodwaters subsiding, over 1,700 residents remained in shelters, while many others have started to return to their homes.
Jakarta expects more rain in the coming days, triggering the possibility of additional flooding and landslides.
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