Coping with the New Year's Day flood in Jakarta

A flooded road following overnight rain in Jakarta on Jan 1, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - On New Year's Eve, it started pouring in the afternoon and the rain was relentless.

My neighbours and I made the mistake again of underestimating the speed at which the water rose, just as we did in the last major flood in the Indonesian capital 13 years ago.

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