Floods in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Heavy rain caused severe flooding in parts of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, on 06 October 2022, where authorities report 3 people have died. Meanwhile over 18,000 people were forced from their homes after severe flooding in North Aceh Regency in Aceh Province.

Indonesia’s nation disaster management agency BNPB reported 3 students died and 2 others were injured when flooding caused part of a school building to collapse in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on 06 October 2022. The 3 injured students have been transferred to hospital. The school building is situated in a low-lying area close to a river and drainage channels which flooded following the heavy downpour, BNPB said.

Other areas of South Jakarta also experienced flooding. At least 17 roads were submerged or closed and several houses damaged. Around 270 people evacuated their homes and moved to temporary accommodation in Kalibata.

According to figures from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), as much as 178 mm of rain fell in the Pasar Minggu district of South Jakarta in 24 hours to 07 October. Further heavy rain is expected and BNPB stressed residents need to be vigilant and evacuate if necessary.

Source: FloodList. 7 OCTOBER, 2022 BY RICHARD DAVIES. Indonesia – Deadly Floods in Jakarta, Thousands Evacuate in Aceh Province https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-jakarta-aceh-october-2022