Four people have died and more than 20,000 have been evacuated following days of heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Roads have become blocked, businesses and government offices have closed and thousands have seen their homes destroyed.

Much of the city remains under water, while traffic has become almost impossible, particularly around the city’s central banking district.

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  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A man looks out from the front door of his home, which also doubles as a small tofu factory, in a flooded area on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • A woman wades through floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia's capital. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • A girl holds a swimming ring while wading through floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia's capital. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • Indonesians wade through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia's capital. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • A man pushes his motorcycle through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Floods regularly hit parts of Jakarta in the rainy season, but Thursday's inundation following an intense rain storm appeared especially widespread. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana.)

  • Jakarta Floods Displace Thousands

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 17: A Rolls Royce is stranded in floodwater in Jakarta's central business district on January 17, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of Indonesians were displaced and the capital was covered in many key areas in over a meter of water after days of heavy rain. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A man enters a flooded home on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians.. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A fireman struggles through the rapid current caused by floodwaters in the RawaJati area on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Floods Cripple Jakarta As Thousands Evacuate

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: Firemen and neighborhood residents move firehoses into position to put out a fire that engulfed several houses in a flooded are on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians, (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A man sits in a makeshift refugee camp for flood victims under a highway flyover on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A view of Banjir Kanal Barat (west flood canal) overflow on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Floods Cripple Jakarta As Thousands Evacuate

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: Fire fighters and residents struggle to move a firehose into position to put out a fire in a flooded neighborhood on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A view of Banjir Kanal Barat (west flood canal) overflow on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A man carries his son as he walks through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: Flood victims scramble for clean, dry underwear being donated by a charity on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

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    People wade through a flooded street to reach their offices in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People gather on a road as others wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Floods Cripple Jakarta As Thousands Evacuate

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: Fire fighters and residents struggle to move a firehose into position to put out a fire in a flooded neighborhood on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

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    People wade through a flooded street to reach their offices in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People wade through a flooded street to reach their offices in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People make their way through a flooded street to reach their offices in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDONESIA-WEATHER-FLOOD

    People wade through a flooded street to reach their offices in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A military truck is used to help employee reaching their offices at the flooded main street in Jakarta on February 18, 2013. Floods which have made more than 19,000 people homeless and killed three brought parts of the Indonesian capital to a standstill on January 17, with even the president forced to roll up his trousers. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDONESIA-JAPAN-DIPLOMACY

    An Indonesian vendor waits for customers in front of photos (back L) of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photos 2nd L) and his wife Akie (photos L) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2nd R photos) and his wife Ani Yudhoyono (photos R) taken in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to meet Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on January 18 during his two-days visit. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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    Motorists make their way through a flooded street in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Residents (top C) use a boat to get belongings from their flooded homes in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indonesian people ride military trucks to reach their offices on a flooded main street in Jakarta on February 18, 2013. Floods which have made more than 19,000 people homeless and killed three brought parts of the Indonesian capital to a standstill on January 17, with even the president forced to roll up his trousers. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A member of the Indonesian military (C) carries an elderly man as the army helps evacuate people after their homes were flooded by season rains in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man gets a coining massage at a shelter after being evacuated from his flooded home overnight in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Indonesian military help evacuate residents from their flooded homes in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A rescue team looks for people stuck in their homes in a flooded area of Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People from a flooded residential area use a covered pavement as a shelter due to widespread flooding in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indonesian military evacuate a woman from a flooded area in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man tries his fortune by collecting stuck garbage in Jakarta on January 18, 2013 washed together by massive seasonal floods in the Indonesia capital. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A rescue team (L) tries to find people stuck in their homes in a flooded area of Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Residents use a boat to retrieve belongings from their flooded homes in Jakarta on January 18, 2013. Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on January 18 as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city's business district, causing chaos for a second day. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Floods Cripple Jakarta As Thousands Evacuate

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Floods Cripple Jakarta As Thousands Evacuate

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: People wade through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A woman holds a bowl of food and carries her daughter as she walks through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A woman, whose house has been flooded, sleeps under a highway overpass with other evacuees on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: Rescue workers manouver a boat in a flooded area on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)

  • Flooding Claims Several Lives, Displaces Thousands in Jakart

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 18: A fireman watching people walking through floodwaters in Central Jakarta district on January 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, about 50 percent of the capital is under water following the floods which have so far claimed eleven lives and displaced thousands of Indonesians. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Traffic goes through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Indonesia's army deployed rubber boats in the capital's business district on Thursday to rescue people trapped in floods that inundated much of the city of 14 million people. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • Traffic goes through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Indonesia's army deployed rubber boats in the capital's business district on Thursday to rescue people trapped in floods that inundated much of the city of 14 million people. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • People cross a flooded street while holding a cord for safety in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Indonesia's army deployed rubber boats in the capital's business district on Thursday to rescue people trapped in floods that inundated much of the city of 14 million people. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • A van goes through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Indonesia's army deployed rubber boats in the capital's business district on Thursday to rescue people trapped in floods that inundated much of the city of 14 million people. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

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