West Java news and information on potential disasters in different regions
The news of West Java recently has been filled with a number of natural disasters that have rocked the land of the country. Almost all areas of West Java (West Java) have the potential to experience floods, landslides, and other disasters, such as garut, bogor, bandung and simahi areas. These four regions also have a fairly high risk.
It is likely to be experienced not only in rural areas adjacent to mountains and rivers, but also in urban areas. The implementation party of the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said it had prepared disaster risk mapping up to the village level.
However, earthquakes, tidal floods caused by rising seawater, as well as disasters caused by extreme climatic changes cannot be predicted when they arrive. Therefore, all levels of society are always motivated to be vigilant. This is because public perception and awareness is crucial to increasing vigilance.
Floods, landslides and earthquakes that occurred in 2020 are valuable experiences, so the government and society are not reducing the level of vigilance. Especially in the midst of extreme climatic changes that can occur at any time. In 2020, there were 1,387 landslides due to heavy rains.
Natural disasters in West Java are likely to cause loss of life, as many settlements are built on sloping plains and steep slopes. It is valid not only in one region, but also in various regions of West Java. The following is an explanation of the risk of natural disasters in many regions of West Java:
Disaster risk in Garut Regency
In all parts of the country, especially in the West Java region, high levels of rainfall have increased the risk of landslides and floods, West Java News reported. Garut is one of the most at-risk districts in West Java, so it needs special attention.
In general, the area prone to landslides is in the middle of the south. The north-central part is more likely to be affected by flooding. Many hilly hilly areas and the West Java region, especially Garrett, are vulnerable to topographical conditions that are vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, or plunders.
The rains that lashed the southern Garut area towards the north coast extended an appeal to the sub-districts regarding the alertness of the disaster risk to the BBBD Garrett. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and floods is seen in Malangbong district and in Banjarwangi in the southern region of Pakenjeng. Talegong as well as Sisev.
West Java News continues to update the latest information about disasters and urges the public to report to the nearest government if they see the possibility of natural disasters in the vicinity. The minimum likelihood should also be reported, as preventive measures are very important.
Disaster risk in the city of Bogor
In addition to Garut, Bogor is also at a higher risk of disasters. Flooding is most commonly seen in the Punkak area of Bogor. Some time ago there was a flash flood, which submerged the Dulang marshy village under water along with an avalanche of mud.
West Java News revealed that the risk of flooding and landslides in the area is still very high. It is hoped that residents will be able to indicate the occurrence of a disaster by focusing on whether there are vibrations in the soil and hills, changes in the water in the muddy well, the fragmentation of terrestrial surfaces, overflowing river water, and other indications.
The local government has set up a standby post in collaboration with the community as continuous heavy rains increase the risk of floods and landslides. This post will always be standby 24 hours a day. You can contact or visit the nearest post to get or provide information.
This disaster preparedness post is located in Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Lyangsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman and Ryau Square. Officers are a combination of civil service personnel, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas, and the local community. West Java not only provides news about disasters, but also prepares disaster management equipment.
It is estimated that the possibility of Bekana will be higher in the Bogor area during the rainy season till the end of March. It is therefore expected that the public should not lower their vigilance and should always update the latest information on the possibilities of 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 one of the regions with natural disasters and has been included in the scale of national priorities in disaster mitigation . This region with a population of 2.5 million is likely to experience floods and earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.
In addition, landslides, fires, and liquefaction due to the continuous construction of settlements make the risk more. Currently, not only the city centre, but also hilly areas are aimed at building habitations, thereby increasing the risk of natural disasters.
The Bandung city government itself has taken various preventive measures such as building disaster preparedness posts, stepping up the preparedness of firefighters and tightening settlement construction permits. In west Java news , especially for the Bandung urban 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 high-rise buildings as a measure to save victims when something untoward happens. Urban communities in Bandung cannot rely solely on the SAR team, so they must improve mitigation of natural disasters and fires.
Disaster risk in the city of Simahi
Simahi City has not escaped the possibility of an earthquake since 2010. This is because this city in West Java is in direct contact with the Lembang Fault. Earthquakes can occur at any time, because the distance of the fault is very close.
Acting Mayor of Simahi, Ngattiana, reported in the news that there is a possibility of an earthquake and that it is difficult to predict its arrival. West Java has asked the public to be alert at all times and to prepare themselves to avoid the dangers of falling during the earthquake.
The northern and southern regions of Simahi are highly susceptible to disaster and are inevitable. However, by participating in education in earthquake mitigation measures and forming preparedness personnel in the community, the community can help reduce the impact of disasters.
From 2010 to 2021, there were 14 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 to 3.4 on the Richter scale that shook the West Java region, especially the Simahi and Bandung region. So far, the probability has not decreased at all, and tends to increase in terms of frequent occurrences and the level of power.
Simahi City has the potential to experience not only floods, but also floods, landslides, cyclones and fires due to the active Lembang Fault Fault. In 2017-2019, there were 67 floods, 39 landslides and 19 cyclones.
In addition, the fire occurred at least 105 times and caused a large amount of material loss. Therefore, the disaster risk of Simahi city is still considered to be very high, and it is one of the cities with the highest number of disaster management in the country.
The geographical location and topography of West Java makes the risk of disasters very high in this region. At the very least, there are 14 counties with the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Simahi are the cities with the highest potential. West Java is always updated with news to avoid danger .