- Title: Cleaning begins as floods subside in part of Indonesian capital
- Date: 2nd January 2020
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (JANUARY 2, 2020) (REUTERS) CHILD WADING THROUGH FLOOD WATER EAST JAKARTA RESIDENT, SHEILA FEBRIANTI, THROWING AWAY TRASH FROM HER HOUSE FEBRIANTI'S HUSBAND, BRIAN EGA, CLEANING MUD INSIDE THE HOUSE FEBRIANTI AND EGA CLEANING THEIR HOUSE (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) LOCAL RESIDENT, 27, SHEILA FEBRIANTI, SAYING: "Because there is still a place upstairs, and we thought the water would subside soon and we would only decide if we would evacuate if the water reached the second floor. When the water reached the second floor we decided to evacuate. We asked for help to be evacuated from 8:00 a.m. local time (0100 GMT, January 1ï¼‰, but we could only move out at 2:00 p.m. local time (0700 GMT, January 1)." FEBRIANTI SWEEPING AWAY MUD FROM HER HOUSE BOOTS COVERED WITH MUD FEBRIANTI AND EGA CLEANING THEIR HOUSE (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) LOCAL RESIDENT, 31, BRIAN EGA, SAYING: "Whether we like it or not, we have to face this because we live here. When rainy season come, we already knew what it will be like. So, we have to see, if the water flow is fast, we will have to move our stuff and evacuate immediately. But usually, the water level is not this high." EGA CLEANING HIS BELONGINGS (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) LOCAL RESIDENT, 31, BRIAN EGA, SAYING: "We hope this will never happen again. Because this keeps happening every five years -- floods happening every five years. If possible, do not let it happen again. This used to happen and I thought 'finally it did not happen again (this year)', but still it happened. What we ask is widen the waterway, clean the drainage, so water flow from other cities will not affect us." MAN WADING THROUGH WATER, FLOODED COMMUNITY TRASH ON FENCE VARIOUS OF GIRL PLAYING IN FLOOD WATER VARIOUS OF RESIDENTS CLEANING THEIR BELONGINGS VARIOUS MILITARY OFFICERS HELPING RESIDENTS TO MOVE THEIR BELONGINGS PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOOD WATER MAN SCOOPING WATER WITH A PAIL VARIOUS FURNITURE SOAK IN FLOOD WATER RESIDENT IN CENTRAL JAKARTA, YANTI, SITTING AT THE BALCONY OF HER FLOODED HOUSE (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) RESIDENT IN CENTRAL JAKARTA, YANTI, SAYING: "The last time this happened was about 10 or eight years ago. This is the highest (water) level since then." YANTI SITTING AT BALCONY (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) RESIDENT IN CENTRAL JAKARTA, YANTI, SAYING: "Heavy rain and bad draining system. The water cannot move because it (the drain) is covered, it is blocked and very difficult to open." VARIOUS PEOPLE WADING THROUGH WATER MOTORBIKE DRIVING ON FLOODED STREET VARIOUS PEOPLE UNLOADING INSTANT NOODLES NEAR A TEMPORARY SHELTER EVACUEES SITTING ON MAT
- Embargoed: 16th January 2020 06:34
- Keywords: Indonesia Jakarta floods residents weather
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Floods
- Reuters ID: LVA001BUHAN2F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sheila Febrianti and Brian Ega's, house was covered in mud when they returned from a temporary shelter on Thursday (January 2), one day after a flash flood hit the couple's home in east Jakarta.
As floods started to subside in parts of the Indonesian capital, cleaning was underway in a few communities, while residents in some areas continued to be plagued by the deadliest floods in years.
The death toll from flash floods and landslides reached at least 21 and displaced more than 62,000 people.
In central Jakarta, a local resident Yanti evacuated to the second floor of her house said this is the worst flooding she has seen in the past eight to 10 years.
Indonesia's Cabinet Secretary said in a statement, citing the geophysics agency, that extreme weather may continue across Indonesia until January 7 and warned people to remain on alert for further flooding or landslides.
Jakarta and its surroundings are home to more than 30 million people. 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.
The government announced last year that it is relocating the capital to East Kalimantan province on Borneo, though the planning ministry pledged that the government will invest $40 billion in modernizing Jakarta.
(Production: Adi Kurniawan, Trys Iswanto, Heru Asprihanto, Wahyuwidi Cinthya, Angie Teo)
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