Tide washes more than a mile inland, forcing thousands to flee.
JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- Indonesia's environment minister said Tuesday that global warming was at least partly to blame for tidal flooding that forced thousands of people to flee their homes and washed more than a mile inland.
HIGH SEA TIDES
Jakarta - High sea tides flooded parts of the Indonesian capital, inundated thousands of homes, cutting off a toll road leading to the international airport, stranding thousands of passengers, local media reports said Tuesday. Authorities installed pumps to bring down water levels, which were 1.7-meters high in several sub-districts and reached as far as two kilometres inland.