Incessant heavy rain that had fallen in Jakarta since Sunday morning, had triggered floods in seven Neighborhoods (RT) and 15 roads, according to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD).

Of the flood-affected neighborhoods, four are located in East Jakarta and three in North Jakarta. The seven flood-affected neighborhoods are located Kapuk Muara in North Jakarta, and Malaka Sari as well as Pondok Kelapa in East Jakarta.

Floods were also reported of swamping residential areas in Bekasi City, which shares a border with East Jakarta, on Sunday.

Indonesia had been stricken by a total of 197 natural disasters during the January 1-23 period, according to data of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Most of those disasters were hydrometeorological disasters, the agency wrote on its official Twitter account on Saturday.

The disasters comprising 134 floods, 31 landslides, and 24 whirlwinds, claimed 184 lives, injured, 2,700 people, rendered nine people missing, and affected or displaced 1.9 million people.

In January 2020, during the same period, BNPB recorded 297 disasters affecting across Indonesia, particularly massive flooding in Jakarta and surrounding areas, and claiming 91 lives.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of likely hydrometeorological disasters such as floods, landslides and whirlwind, occurring simultaneously in several regions during the peak of the ongoing rainy season.

Of the flood-affected neighborhoods, four are located in East Jakarta and three in North Jakarta. The seven flood-affected neighborhoods are located Kapuk Muara in North Jakarta, and Malaka Sari as well as Pondok Kelapa in East Jakarta.

Floods were also reported of swamping residential areas in Bekasi City, which shares a border with East Jakarta, on Sunday.

Indonesia had been stricken by a total of 197 natural disasters during the January 1-23 period, according to data of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Most of those disasters were hydrometeorological disasters, the agency wrote on its official Twitter account on Saturday.

The disasters comprising 134 floods, 31 landslides, and 24 whirlwinds, claimed 184 lives, injured, 2,700 people, rendered nine people missing, and affected or displaced 1.9 million people.

In January 2020, during the same period, BNPB recorded 297 disasters affecting across Indonesia, particularly massive flooding in Jakarta and surrounding areas, and claiming 91 lives.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of likely hydrometeorological disasters such as floods, landslides and whirlwind, occurring simultaneously in several regions during the peak of the ongoing rainy season.