West Java News and Information on Potential Disasters in Various Regions
West Java’s news recently is filled with many natural disasters that have rocked the world in the country. Almost all of West Java (West Java) has the potential to experience floods, landslides, and other disasters. Like the garut, Bogor, Bandung, and Cimahi regions. These four regions have a rather high risk.
Not only those in rural areas close to mountains and rivers, but also urban areas have the potential to experience it. The West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Implementation Party said disaster-prone mapping was prepared to village level.
However, earthquakes, tidal flooding due to rising seawater, as well as disasters due to extreme weather changes cannot be predicted when they come. Therefore, all levels of society are encouraged to always be vigilant. Because public understanding and awareness 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 rain.
Natural disasters in West Java have the potential to cost lives because many settlements are built on sloping plains and steep hills. Not only valid in one region but in several regions in West Java. The following is an explanation of the risk of natural disasters in several regions of West Java:
Disaster Risk 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 neighborhoods in West Java so it needs special attention.
In general, the area prone to landslides is central to the south. The central part in the north is more likely to be affected by flooding. The topographical conditions that many hilly high areas make the West Java area, especially Garut, vulnerable to land movements and floods or flash suits.
The rains that dumped in the southern Garut area to the north coast made BPBD Garut spread an appeal to the sub-districts regarding the vigilance of potential disasters. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and flash flooding lies in Malangbong district as well as in the southern Pakenjeng area, Banjarwangi. Talegong, as well as Cisewu.
West Java News continues to update the latest information on potential disasters and encourages the public to report to the nearest government if they see the potential for natural disasters nearby. Even the least potential should also be reported, as preventive measures are very important.
Risk of Disaster in the City of Bogor
In addition to Garut, Bogor also has high potential for disasters. Flooding is most frequent in the Puncak, Bogor area. Some time ago there was flash flooding that led to The Dulang Swamp Village being submerged along with an avalanche of mud.
West Java news has 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 being careful if there are vibrations on land and hills, changes in muddy well water, cracking surfaces, overflowing river water and other indications.
Heavy rainfall that continues to subside increases the possibility of flooding and landslides so that a standby position has been established by the local government along with the community. This post is always on standby 24 hours. You can contact or visit the nearest location to get or provide information.
This disaster preparedness post is located on Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Layungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman, and in Riau Square. The officers are a mix of civil servants, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas, and the local community. Not only does it provide West Java news about disasters, but also prepare disaster management 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. In order to expect the public not to lower their vigilance and always update the latest information on possible floods and landslides. Especially those who live around rivers and hills.
Disaster Risk in Greater Bandung
In west Java news, the city of Bandung is said to be one of the areas with natural disastersand has been included in the scale of national priorities in disaster reduction . This area with a population of 2.5 million has the potential to experience 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 the hilly areas are also aimed at building settlements, thus increasing the risk of natural disasters.
The Bandung city government itself has taken several preventive actions ranging from building disaster preparedness places, increasing firefighters’ preparedness, and starting to tighten settlement construction permits. In west Java news , specifically 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 evacuation routes in various buildings or tall buildings as a measure to save victims when something happens. Urban communities in Bandung cannot rely solely on the SAR team so they want to improve the mitigation of natural disasters and fires.
Disaster Risk in Cimahi City
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 damage distance is so close.
In the West Java news , it was reported that acting Mayor of Cimahi, Ngatiyana informed that an earthquake is very likely to occur and it is difficult to predict his arrival. The public is required to always be vigilant and prepare themselves to avoid falling victim 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 forming community preparedness personnel.
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 diminished at all, and even tends to increase, both in terms of frequent occurrences and health.
Not only flooding due to the active damage of Lembang Fault, 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 loss. Therefore, the disaster potential of the Cimahi city 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 the very least, there are 14 counties 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 avoid danger.