West Java News and information about possible disasters in different regions
The news of West Java has lately been 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. Such as the regions of Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Cimahi. These four regions are at fairly high risk.
Not only those in rural areas close to mountains and rivers, but also urban areas have the potential to experience it. The executive party of the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said disaster-sensitive mapping is prepared down to the village level.
Nevertheless, earthquakes, tidal floods due to rising seawater, and disasters due to extreme weather changes cannot be predicted when they come. Therefore, all layers of society are urged to always be vigilant. Because the understanding and awareness of the public to increase vigilance is crucial.
Floods, landslides and earthquakes that occurred in 2020 are valuable experiences so that the government and the 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 because many settlements are built on rolling plains and steep slopes. Not only valid in one region, but several regions in West Java. The following is an explanation of the risk of natural disasters in different regions of West Java:
Ramprisico in Garut Regency
West Java news reported that the high level of rainfall in all regions of the country, especially in the West Java region, increased the potential for landslides and flooding. Garut is one of the highest risk districts in West Java, so it requires special attention.
In general, the area prone to landslides is centrally located in the south. The central part in the north is more likely to be hit by flooding. The topographical conditions that make many hilly highland areas make the West Java area, especially Garut, vulnerable to land movements and flash floods or robs.
The rains pouring into the north coast in the South Garut area caused BPBD Garut to appeal to the subdistricts regarding the vigilance of potential disasters. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and flash floods can be found in Malangbong district and the southern part of Pakenjeng, Banjarwangi. Talegong, as well as Cisewu.
West Java News continues to update the latest information on possible disasters and urges the public to report to the nearest government if they see the potential for natural disasters nearby. Even the slightest potential should be reported, as preventive measures are very important.
Ramprisico in Bogor City
In addition to Garut, Bogor also has great potential for disaster. Floods are most common in the Puncak area, Bogor. Some time ago there was a flash flood that caused The Dulang Swamp Village to be flooded in combination with an avalanche of mud.
West Java news revealed that the risk 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 whether there are vibrations on the ground and hills, changes in spring water muddling, creaking ground surfaces, overflowing river water and other indications.
Heavy rains that continue to fall increase the likelihood of flooding and landslides, so a standby post is set up by the local government along with the community. This message is always on standby for 24 hours. You can contact or visit the nearest post to get or provide information.
This disaster preparedness post is located at Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Layungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman and at Riau Square. Officers are a combination of civil servants, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas and the local community. Not only providing West Java news about disasters, but also preparing disaster response equipment.
It is estimated that the potential for becana will still be high in the Bogor area during the rainy season until the end of March. So that the public is expected not to lower its vigilance and always update the latest information about the possibility of floods and landslides. Especially those who live around rivers and hills.
Disaster risk in Greater Bandung
In West Java news it is stated that the city of Bandung is one of the areas with natural disastersand is included in the scale of national priorities in disaster response. This area with a population of 2.5 million has the potential to experience floods and earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.
In addition, landslides, fires and liquefaction due to the ongoing construction of settlements make the risk even higher. Currently, not only the city center, but also hilly areas are focused on building settlements, increasing the risk of natural disasters.
Bandung’s city government itself has taken several preventive measures, ranging from building disaster preparedness posts, increasing the preparedness of firefighters and tightening settlement building permits. In the West Java news , specifically for the city area of Bandung, it is said that the construction of evacuation routes is still very low.
Currently, the most important thing is to build evacuation routes in different buildings or tall buildings as a measure to save victims when something undesirable happens. Urban communities in Bandung can’t depend solely on the SAR team, so they need to improve the mitigation of natural disasters and fires.
Ramprisico in Cimahi City
Cimahi City has not escaped the risk of earthquakes since 2010. Because this city on 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 West Java news it was reported that the acting mayor of Cimahi, Ngatiyana, informed that an earthquake is very likely and that it is difficult to predict its arrival. The public is asked to always be vigilant and prepare to avoid casualties during an earthquake.
The northern and southern regions of Cimahi have great potential for disaster and are inevitable. However, the community can help reduce the impact of disasters by participating in education about earthquake mitigation measures and forming community preparedness personnel.
For the record, from 2010 to 2021, there have been 14 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.5 to 3.4 on the Richter scale that shake up the West Java region, particularly Cimahi and Bandung. So far, its potential has not diminished at all and even tends to increase, both in terms of frequent events and the level of strength.
Not only flooding due to the active Lembang Fault error, Cimahi City also has the potential to experience flooding, landslides and 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 losses. Therefore, the disaster potential of the city of Cimahi is still considered very high and is one of the cities with the highest scale of disaster management in the country.
The geographical location and topography of West Java make the risk of disasters in the area very high. At least, there are 14 provinces with the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Cimahi are some of the cities with the highest potential. Always updated with West Java news to prevent danger.