Jakarta flood problems

Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate Indonesia’s capital city once again, as monsoon rains wreaked havoc on Jakarta over the weekend.

Floodwaters have reached three metres in some districts, forcing the government to deploy soldiers to help nearly 50,000 residents in the sprawling city of 10 million people, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

At least 30,000 people are currently taking refuge at temporary shelters, schools or mosques.

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Banning-Lover, R. 2014, Thousands displaced in Indonesia as torrential rains batter capital, The Telegraph, viewed 21 January 2014,  http://libguides.scu.edu.au/content.php?pid=269507&sid=2223232  

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