Rain flash flooding in Jakarta

The intermittent rain during year-end of 2019 has caused massive flooding in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area . At least 21 dead and more than 30,000 people displaced by flooding in Jakarta, and residents evacuated due to severe flooding in Jakarta. Indonesia

The intense rain began on New Year’s Eve leading to parts of the city being submerged and landslides on the outskirts.

The electricity has been switched off in many districts of Jakarta as a precaution, and some railway lines are also shut. At least 62,000 people have been evacuated out of Jakarta.

Country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said, the intensity of the rain was due to several factors including the monsoon season as well as a high amount of water vapour in the air affecting cloud formations over Java Island. The heavy rainfall is expected to continue until the weekend.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a tweet blamed delays in flood control infrastructure projects for the severity of the damage.

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