Feb 20, 2021 - World

In photos: Monsoon floods hit Indonesian capital, force 1,300 to evacuate

An Indonesian man helps a woman navigate a heavy current in a flooded neighborhood on February 20, 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
An Indonesian man helps a woman navigate a heavy current in a flooded neighborhood of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images

Severe monsoon flooding across several areas of Indonesia's capital forced more than 1,300 people to evacuate on Saturday, Reuters reported.

The big picture: The country's meteorology agency warned that conditions are expected to worsen as the heaviest rain of the season could fall in and around Jakarta over the next week, per Reuters.

  • Officials said early Saturday that about 200 neighborhoods have been affected by the flooding.
  • Floodwaters reached nearly 6 feet high in some areas, per Reuters.
  • The news agency noted that flooding comes as the country continues to see a high number of coronavirus cases.
Rescue workers help evacuate people from a flooded neighborhood on February 20, 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Rescue workers help evacuate people from a flooded neighborhood n Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images
A resident walks in a flooded area following heavy rains at Kemang in Jakarta, Indonesia
A resident walks in a flooded area following heavy rains in Jakarta's Kemang neighborhood. Photo: Anton Raharjo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Residents evacuated during a flood following heavy rains at Kemang in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 20, 2021.
Residents of Jakarta's Kemang neighborhood are evacuated during a flood. Photo: Anton Raharjo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Policemen evacuate a man from a flooded business district on February 20, 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Police evacuate a man from a flooded business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images
Police officer control traffic jam at a flooded business district in a main road in Jakarta
A police officer controls traffic on a flooded street in Jakarta's business district. Photo: Afriadi Hikmal/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A street vendor wade through a flooded business district in a main road in Jakarta on February 20, 2021.
A street vendor wade through a flooded street in Jakarta. Photo: Afriadi Hikmal/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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