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Flood in Indonesia

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation:
30 January 2013
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of BPPT Indonesia
Project Management:
BPPT Indonesia

Description of the event

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, has been flooded by days of heavy seasonal rain which occurred during 17-19 January. An estimated 50% of the city has been inundated, with flood waters almost rising as high as four metres in some areas. Thousands of people have been evacuated.

At least 15 people were reported killed, and a state of emergency was declared. The inundation has resulted in many roads being blocked and residential and commercial properties closed.