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Floods hit Indonesia and Philippines

Published 1:03 AM ET, Tue January 14, 2014
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Torrential rain set off floods and landslides in Indonesia and the Philippines with high waters displacing thousands of people. Here, residents use a makeshift raft to help people cross a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, January 13. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
With monsoon season in full swing, floods bring the capital to a standstill in Indonesia almost every year. A man grabs an iron fence to keep from being swept away by floodwaters. AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana
Some 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, says Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman from Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Recorded water levels have reached as high as four meters. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images
Over 7,000 houses are affected and officials are monitoring water levels at several rivers and canals running through the capital, according to Indonesia's national disaster agency. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Residents take shelter under a makeshift tent after the flood has submerged their homes. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images
A public transportation van tries to navigate a road inundated with floodwater in Indonesia. AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana
An Indonesian woman carries her son while wading through a flooded street. AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim
Residents hold onto a rope as a guide through the flood waters. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images
The Indonesian Army helps evacuate people from flooded areas. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images
Bouts of torrential rain has also battered areas in southern Philippines. Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation in Compostela Valley and nearby provinces on Sunday, January 12. AP Photo/A. Dayao
Some 132,000 people from 10 provinces are affected, according to disaster response officials. Rescuers help evacuate people who are trapped in low lying areas that are vulnerable to flooding and landslides in Compostela Valley. AP Photo/A. Dayao
It is unclear how many of those affected have to be evacuated, said disaster response officials on Monday. AP Photo/A. Dayao