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