by Mitchell W.
It has been one heck of a nightmare of a New Year 2020 welcome for Indonesia, with the country burying 66 people up to date, while other countries were celebrating.
The heavy rain in Jakarta that started on new year's eve had turned into a disastrous flood that not only took lives, but also caused about 36,000 people from Jakarta and the nearby provinces of West Java and Banten, to abandon their homes.
The heavy rain that poured over Jakarta produced a quantity of water that could fill up 72,000 Olympic-size swimming pools!
This doesn't even included the other affected places yet.
In recent reports, we found out that over 1,300 homes were badly ruined and a shocking 74 districts across Greater Jakarta turned into a disastrous swimming pool.
It came to a point that rafts were required to navigate around, having Jakarta already being half submerged.
Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has been kept busy, deploying personnel to hand out relief items and guide civilians to evacuation centers for victims.
Even the Indonesian Red Cross was dispatched, sending out 455 volunteers to assist in the flood.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo too, got involved, offering his help at Bogor (West Java) and also Lebak district in Banten.
Leadership by example. This is Good.
Our prayers go out to everyone who are affected by this tragedy; especially family and friends of the 66 deceased victims.