Floods in Jakarta
A state of emergency was declared in Jakarta as seasonal rains poured over the capital on Wednesday, 16 of January. 9,000 people were evacuated and given a new shelter. Nonstop heavy rains caused rivers to overflow and triggered floods up to 10 feet, reports National Disaster Management Agency. The work of government offices and businesses in Jakarta was interrupted as people could not commute to work. Meteorologists warn that rains will continue until 27 of January. The state of emergency will be in force until the situation stabilizes. The joint forces of the police and army help to evacuate floods’ victims.