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Thousands displaced in Jakarta as floods recede

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, February 10, 2020   /  09:59 am
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Water world: Vehicles drive slowly along waterlogged streets in Grogol, West Jakarta, in January 2019. Floods hit the capital city and its neighbors over the New Year following prolonged heavy rainfall.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Floodwaters have started to recede after inundating areas of Jakarta and displacing residents as rains reached what is expected to be their seasonal peak over the weekend. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, South Gunung Sahari subdistrict in Central Jakarta was the last area to be inundated with floodwaters above 150 centimeters, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) website for real-time flood information, petabencana.id. Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Subejo said the flooding had subsided and the number of inundated areas was decreasing. "We hope that in the next few days the risk of flooding will get lower," he told The Jakarta Post via text message on Sunday. Some people are still displaced, living in shelters as they wait for the mud in their neighborhood to be cleaned up, according to an agency statement released earlier on Sunday. ...