More floods affect residents in Jakarta

A growing number of residents is taking refuge at shelters as flooding has worsened in the Kampung Melayu area in Jakarta, a shelter coordinator says.

Edi Patinara, a refugee and logistics coordinator at Bioskop Nusantara shelter, said 51 more people had taken refuge a his shelter as floodwaters from the Ciliwung River had reached 150 centimeters deep on Friday morning.

There were a total of up to 479 refugees at the shelters.

Hundreds of people have sought refuge since the flooding began on Saturday.

Prior to the floods, the Jakarta administration warned residents living along river banks in Rawajati, Kalibata, Pengadegan, Kebon Baru and Bidaracina in South Jakarta and Kampung Melayu, Bukit Duri and Jati Pinggir in East Jakarta.