- Title: Floods hit parts of Indonesian capital on New Year day, killing four
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (JANUARY 1, 2020) (REUTERS) FLOODED STREET IN SOUTH JAKARTA VARIOUS OF CARS SUBMERGED BY FLOODWATER VARIOUS OF MAN PULLING PEOPLE ACROSS FLOODED STREET ON RUBBER DINGHY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODWATER AND SUBMERGED CARS LOCAL RESIDENT DANIEL SITTING ON MOTORBIKE / TRUCKS STOPPED ON FLOODED ROADS (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) LOCAL RESIDENT, DANIEL SAYING: "I only have one hope, which is asking the current governor to fix this because it affects all people. Everyone needs to run their errands. Take the right action please, look at what is happening now, bring the situation back to normal." VARIOUS OF TRUCKS OPERATING WATER PUMPS TO CLEAR ROAD WATER IN RIVER WORKER SITTING ON PUMP / FLOODWATER PUMPING INTO RIVER LOW-LYING VILLAGE SUBMERGED IN FLOODWATER VARIOUS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN FLOODWATER VARIOUS OF WORKER STANDING WITH WATERPROOF OVERALLS WORKERS PULLING A RUBBER DINGHY WITH EVACUEES ON IT VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING ON SECOND FLOOR BALCONY OF THEIR HOME EVACUATED PEOPLE GETTING OFF RUBBER DINGHY VARIOUS OF SUBMERGED HOUSE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE EATING IN FRONT OF A SUBMERGED HOUSE
- Embargoed: 15th January 2020 10:02
- Keywords: Indonesia New Year evacuation floods
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Floods
- Reuters ID: LVA001BUCB0P3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Floods submerged parts of the Indonesian capital on the first day of New Year after torrential rainfall overnight, killing at least four people and forcing about 19,000 people to evacuate, Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan told local media on Wednesday (January 1).
Water level in east and south Jakarta as well as neighbouring cities of Tangerang and Bekasi in West Java province started to rise from 3 a.m. local time (2000 GMT), Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said. In East Jakarta, water level was as high as two meters.
One Jakarta resident expressed his disappointment over the city governor's efforts to mitigate the annual floods that usually occur during the rainy season.
Authorities have in the last few years have sought to reduce low-lying Jakarta's vulnerability to flooding during the rainy season. More than 50 people died in one of the capital's deadliest floods in 2007 and five years ago much of the centre of the city was inundated after canals overflowed.
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