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High tide disrupts flights and thousands to flee Indonesia’s capital

Indonesia’s environment minister said Tuesday global warming was to blame after parts of the capital were flooded with sea water, forcing thousands of people to flee inundated homes and cutting off a highway leading to the international airport. Authorities used pumps to lower water levels, which reached up to 1.7 meters (23 feet) in the worst-hit areas and washed 2 kilometers (more than a mile) inland, said Iskandar, an official at Jakarta’s flood crisis center. Full Story

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