Flooding in Jakarta!
This week we will focus on the recent flooding events in Jakarta, Indonesia. Days of torrential rains, which began last week, resulted in severe flooding throughout Jakarta and neighboring areas. As of January 22, reports indicate that 6,781 households have been affected and 29 persons killed (OCHA). The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has exceeded 37,700 persons, which includes approximately 22,783 West Jakarta IDPs and 10,765 of North Jakarta IDPs. As flood waters continue to recede, continued chances of precipitation are forecast throughout the coming week for Jakarta.
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Australia, England, Indonesia, France, Madagascar, Malawi, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Philippines, South Africa, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Still deciding on what New Year’s resolutions to make? Why not make it your 2013 resolution to be prepared for flooding and other disasters that may affected your area? For information on how you and your family can better prepare for disaster, be sure to check out the PDC’s ‘Preparing for Disaster’ webpage, as well as the PDC’s ‘Printable Disaster Checklist’. Why wait? Start preparing today!
PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.