More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

Nine people have lost their lives while 45 861 others have been displaced as flooding continues to worsen in Indonesia's GreaterJakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reports.  About 119 268 people have been affected by severe inundations in the region and neighboring provinces.

The fatalities were confirmed in Banten, West Java, and the capital Jakarta, wherein the victims were as young as 10 years old up to 67 years old.

Flooding has been impacting the region since February 23, submerging a wide swath of land and leaving hundreds of thousands of residents suffering.

BNPB said among the 45 861 displaced, 27 429 were in East Jakarta. The evacuees were transferred to 88 shelters-- 36 in East Jakarta, 26 in North Jakarta, 11 in Karawang, eigh in West Jakarta, three in Tangerang, and four in Bekasi.

According to the provincial disaster management agency BPBD, field kitchens have been set up in several affected areas, including in the Subang district, Karawang, and North Jakarta.

Moreover, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and BPBD West Java have provided relief items including hygiene kits, cleaning kits, and disinfectant spraying. Clean water has also been distributed.

Water levels were reportedly still at critical levels as of February 28-- the maximum levels recorded were 1.7 m (5.6 feet) in the Tangerang regency, 1.5 m (4.9 feet) in the Bekasi regency and Karawang, and 1.3 m (4.3 feet)  in the Tangerang city.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds are still expected across the affected area on February 29.

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Comments

Gary Allison 9 months ago

Indonesia is sinking. This is why the almost continuous flooding and they are moving the capital...…….

Kenneth cash 9 months ago

1/37/2020 He is he is indeed the true Master of spirits as we call him And all of his Angels do his work as you can see. He the one who even moves the dark star at her complaint. I have Sean this in amazement.

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