Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Thousands of Jakarta residents are seeking refuge following widespread following, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said.
As of Wednesday, the BNPB's command center recorded 19,901 displaced residents throughout 214 subdistricts in Greater Jakarta, with East Jakarta as the most affected area.
The refugee shelters are located in 11 regencies and municipalities across the region, including Central Jakarta, North Jakarta, West Jakarta, South Jakarta, East Jakarta; Bekasi regency and Bekasi, West Java; and Tangerang, South Tangerang and Karawang regency in Banten. A total of 74,452 individuals, some 22,405 families, have been affected by the floods.
"The water levels in the affected areas vary from 5 to 100 centimeters. In some parts of East Jakarta, the water level remains at 100 cm," BNPB spokesperson Agus Wibowo said in a statement on Wednesday.
The command center has also recorded five deaths and three missing people in relation to the flooding. The fatalities were residents of Bekasi, East Jakarta, West Jakarta, and South Tangerang respectively, while two of the missing people are from Bekasi and one is from South Tangerang.