News and information about West Java on potential disasters in various regions
The news from West Java recently is filled with many natural disasters that have shaken the earth in the country. Almost all of West Java (West Java) has the potential to experience flooding, landslides and other disasters. Like the regions of Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Cimahi. These four regions are quite high risk.
Not only those in rural areas close to mountains and rivers, but also urban areas have the potential to experience it. The implementation part of the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said disaster mapping had been prepared up to the village level.
Nevertheless, earthquakes, tidal floods due to rising seawater, as well as disasters due to extreme weather changes cannot be predicted when they occur. Therefore, all levels of society are invited to always be vigilant. Because public understanding and awareness to increase vigilance is crucial.
The floods, landslides and earthquakes that occurred in 2020 are valuable experiences so that the government and community do not reduce the level of vigilance. Especially in the midst of extreme weather changes that can occur at any time. In 2020, there were 1,387 landslides caused by heavy rains.
Natural disasters in West Java can cost lives, as many settlements are built on sloping plains and steep slopes. Not only valid in one region, but in several regions of West Java. Here is an explanation of the risk of natural disasters in several regions of West Java:
Disaster risk in the regency of Garut
West Java News reported that the high level of rainfall in all parts of the country, especially in the West Java region, has increased the risk of landslides and flooding. Garut is one of the most at-risk districts in West Java, so it requires special attention.
In general, the landslide-prone area is central to the south. The central part to the north is more likely to be affected by flooding. The topographical conditions that many hilly mountainous regions make the West Java region, especially Garut, vulnerable to land movements and flash floods or theft.
The rains that poured into the South Garut area on the north coast prompted BPBD Garut to appeal to sub-districts for vigilance in the face of possible disasters. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and flash flooding is found in Malangbong District as well as in the southern area of Pakenjeng, Banjarwangi. Talegong, as well as Cisewu.
West Java News continues to update the latest information on potential disasters and urges the public to report to the nearest government if they see the potential for natural disasters in the vicinity. Even the least potential should also be reported, as preventive measures are very important.
Disaster risk in the city of Bogor
In addition to Garut, Bogor also has a high potential for disasters. Flooding is most common in the Puncak area, Bogor. Some time ago, there was a flash flood that caused the submersion of the swampy village of Dulang, associated with a mud avalanche.
News from West Java revealed that the possibility of flooding and landslides is still very high in this region. Residents are expected to be able to indicate the occurrence of a disaster by paying attention to the existence of vibrations on the ground and hills, changes in tangled well water, cracks on soil surfaces, overflowing river water and other indications.
The heavy rains that continue to fall increase the possibility of flooding and landslides, so a reserve post has been established by the local government with the community. This article is always on standby 24 hours a day. You can contact or visit the nearest post to obtain or provide information.
This disaster preparedness post is located on Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Layungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman and Riau Square. The officers are a combination of civil servants, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas and the local community. Not only provide West Java news on disasters, but also prepare disaster management equipment.
It is estimated that the potential for becana will still be high in the Bogor region during the rainy season until the end of March. So that the public does not lower its vigilance and always updates the latest information on the possibility of floods and landslides. Especially those who live around rivers and hills.
Disaster risk in Greater Bandung
In the News from West Java, it is stated that the city of Bandung is one of the areas of natural disastersand has been included in the scale of national priorities for disaster prevention. This area of 2.5 million inhabitants has the potential to suffer floods as well as earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.
In addition, landslides, fires and liquefaction due to the continued construction of settlements make the risk even higher. Currently, not only the city center, but also hilly areas are also targeted to build settlements, increasing the risk of natural disasters.
The Bandung City Government itself has taken various preventive measures, ranging from building disaster preparedness posts, increasing firefighter preparedness, and tightening settlement building permits. In the news from West Java , especially for the Bandung city area, it is said that the construction of evacuation routes is still very low.
Currently, the most important thing is to build escape routes in various buildings or large buildings in order to save the victims when something unfortunate happens. Bandung’s urban communities cannot only depend on the SAR team, so they need to improve the mitigation of natural disasters and fires.
Disaster risk in the city of Cimahi
The city of Cimahi has not escaped the risk of earthquakes since 2010. Because this city in West Java is in direct contact with the Lembang Fault. Earthquakes can occur at any time because the distance from the fault is so close.
In the News from West Java , it was reported that the acting mayor of Cimahi, Ngatiyana, has informed that an earthquake is very likely to occur and that it is difficult to predict its arrival. The public is encouraged to always be vigilant and to be prepared to avoid causing casualties during an earthquake.
The northern and southern regions of Cimahi have a high potential for disaster and are inevitable. However, the community can help reduce the impact of disasters by participating in education on earthquake mitigation measures and training preparedness personnel in the community.
For the record, from 2010 to 2021, there were 14 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.5 to 3.4 on the Richter scale that shook the West Java region, especially Cimahi and Bandung. So far, the potential has not decreased at all, and even tends to increase, both in terms of frequent occurrences and strength level.
Not only flooding due to the active Lembang Fault Fault, Cimahi City also has the potential to experience flooding, landslides, tornadoes and fires. In 2017-2019, there were at least 67 floods, 39 landslides and 19 tornadoes that claimed lives.
In addition, the fire occurred at least 105 times and resulted in a large amount of material loss. Therefore, the disaster potential of the city of Cimahi is still considered very high and is one of the cities with the largest scale of disaster management in the country.
The geographical location and topography of West Java make the risk of disasters in the region very high. At least there are 14 counties with the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Cimahi are some of the cities with the greatest potential. Always updated with West Java news to avoid danger.