Photos: Torrential rains flood Jakarta

Updated On Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital, paralysing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety. Low-lying Jakarta and surrounding areas are home to more than 30 million people and extremely vulnerable to flooding. At the beginning of the year, the city was hit by some of the heaviest rain since records began, causing floods that killed more than 60 people and displaced about 175,000.

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A man wearing a plastic sheet travels along a flooded street at Pondok Maharta residence, South Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia. Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, paralysing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety, reports Reuters. (Antara Foto / Rivan Awal Lingga / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

A man wearing a plastic sheet travels along a flooded street at Pondok Maharta residence, South Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia. Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, paralysing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety, reports Reuters. (Antara Foto / Rivan Awal Lingga / REUTERS)

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An elderly man sits on the second floor of his home in a flooded neighbourhood in Jakarta.Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones that brought bad weather to southern parts of the archipelago. It also warned of high waves in the seas south of Java island. (Tatan Syuflana / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

An elderly man sits on the second floor of his home in a flooded neighbourhood in Jakarta.Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones that brought bad weather to southern parts of the archipelago. It also warned of high waves in the seas south of Java island. (Tatan Syuflana / AP)

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Children play in the floodwaters after heavy rains in Bekasi, near Jakarta. “We are concentrating on mitigation. We have prepared all resources to be deployed,” governor Anies Baswedan told Reuters, adding that evacuation posts had been set up with health facilities. (Antara Foto / Yulius Satria Wijaya/REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

Children play in the floodwaters after heavy rains in Bekasi, near Jakarta. “We are concentrating on mitigation. We have prepared all resources to be deployed,” governor Anies Baswedan told Reuters, adding that evacuation posts had been set up with health facilities. (Antara Foto / Yulius Satria Wijaya/REUTERS)

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A woman wades through water in a flooded neighbourhood in Jakarta. Low-lying Jakarta and surrounding areas are home to more than 30 million people and extremely vulnerable to flooding. At the beginning of the year, the city was hit by some of the heaviest rain since records began, causing floods that killed more than 60 people and displaced about 175,000. (Tatan Syuflana / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

A woman wades through water in a flooded neighbourhood in Jakarta. Low-lying Jakarta and surrounding areas are home to more than 30 million people and extremely vulnerable to flooding. At the beginning of the year, the city was hit by some of the heaviest rain since records began, causing floods that killed more than 60 people and displaced about 175,000. (Tatan Syuflana / AP)

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Flooded residential houses are seen after heavy rain in Jakarta. A spokesman for the Disaster Mitigation Agency said it was too early to assess the number of displaced or the scale of the damage in Tuesday’s floods. The army and police would help to rescue people, said the spokesman, Agus Wibowo. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

Flooded residential houses are seen after heavy rain in Jakarta. A spokesman for the Disaster Mitigation Agency said it was too early to assess the number of displaced or the scale of the damage in Tuesday’s floods. The army and police would help to rescue people, said the spokesman, Agus Wibowo. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

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A man walks through a flooded road after heavy rain in Jakarta. According to report by Reuters that police warned of road closures and disruption to trains. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

A man walks through a flooded road after heavy rain in Jakarta. According to report by Reuters that police warned of road closures and disruption to trains. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

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Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi. State electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said power was shut off to more than 1,600 substations to ensure safety. (REZAS / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:38 PM IST

Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi. State electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said power was shut off to more than 1,600 substations to ensure safety. (REZAS / AFP)

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