Floods In Indonesia
In the early hours of 1 January 2020, the Indonesian capital Jakarta and some neighboring areas were inundated with overnight rain which dumped nearly 400 millimeters (15 in) of rainwater, causing the Ciliwung and Cisadane rivers to overflow. More than 397,000 residents had been evacuated to higher grounds as the water levels continued to rise.
Although Indonesia is no stranger to heavy rains and flooding, in some places the water reached a staggering 5ft in depth causing many places to either lose power or have it switched off due to safety concerns. Tragically, some 66 people lost their lives due to landslides, hypothermia, drowning, and electrocution.