Floods in Jakarta

After several days of enhanced rainfall in the capital city of Indonesia flooding occurred. During a disaster killed two people, about 9,000 residents were forced to evacuate from Jakarta or shelter from high water in mosques, hospitals and other buildings, located on a hill.

Floods in Jakarta

To help the victims in the city organized 16 special posts and 12 shelters. Floods many people could not get to work or school because many streets turned into rivers, in some places the water level outside reaches a height of human shoulders and above. Completely flooded the central business district of Jakarta, which have now closed all offices and businesses. Another 50 sub-districts of the capital have a high degree of flooding. According to the city declared a state of emergency.

Floods in Jakarta

Floods in Jakarta happen quite often, as the city lies below sea level and has a very imperfect drainage systems. The modern administration has plans to lay the pin through the channel for receiving rainwater like the one that is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While the forecasts for Jakarta remain the same — heavy rainfall during the next week. if the force of rain and really did not subside, the water level in the water gate of the city will exceed 9 meters, will suffer a few thousand residents of Jakarta.

Floods in Jakarta
Floods in Jakarta
Floods in Jakarta
Floods in Jakarta

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