Extreme rains caused severe flooding in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, February 20, 2021, in some parts of the city (population 30 million), the water rose by 1, 2-2, 7 m.
As a result of the flood, about 1,380 residents were evacuated to temporary shelters. The water level is now receding, but more heavy rains are expected in the coming week.
National Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said the floods were caused by heavy rainfall, reaching 226mm in some areas from Friday to Saturday.
The southern and eastern districts of the city suffered the most, as a result of which 1,380 people were evacuated. Fortunately, there are no victims.
According to the latest data, 200 neighborhoods have been affected, Jakarta Governor Anies Basvedan said.