12,000 People Still Affected by Jakarta Flooding: BPBD



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded that as of Friday, January 3, 2020, a total of 12,491 people are still staying in the evacuation posts following the massive flooding.

    Jakarta BPBD Head Muhammad Ridwan, said that the number of refugees has dropped on the third day of the disaster.

    Initially, Ridwan mentioned, the figure reached some 31,000 people across five administrative regions of the capital. "The highest number of refugees is in East Jakarta and South Jakarta," said Ridwan in a written statement on Friday, January 3, 2020.

    According to Ridwan, the refugees are spread in 84 locations. Their houses were still inundated by water at a varying height of one to 3.1 meters.

    "[The flood] has started to recede now. But several areas are still inundated up to 70-centimeter high as of 6 a.m. today, January 3," Ridwan said.