West Java news in recent times is filled with many natural disasters shaking the earth of the country. Almost all of West Java (West Java) has the potential to experience floods, landslides, and other disasters. Such as Garut, Bogor, Bandung, and Cimahi. These four regions have a 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 Implementation Of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of West Java said that disaster-prone mapping has been compiled to the village level.
Nevertheless, earthquakes, floods due to rising seawater, as well as disasters due to extreme weather changes cannot be predicted when it comes. 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 became valuable experiences so that the government and the community did not lower 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 triggered by heavy rains.
Natural disasters in West Java have the potential to cost lives because many settlements are built on sloping plains and steep slopes. Not only applies in one region but various regions in West Java. Here 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 high rainfall levels in all regions of the country, especially in the West Java region, increased the potential for landslides and floods. Garut is one of the districts with the highest risk in West Java so it requires special attention.
In general, the area that is prone to landslides is central to the south. The central to northern part is more likely to be affected by flooding. Topographical conditions that many hilly highland areas make the West Java area, especially Garut, vulnerable to land movements and flash floods or rob.
The rain that hit the South Garut area to the north coast made BPBD Garut has spread an appeal to the camats regarding the vigilance of potential disasters. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and flash floods is found in Malangbong district as well as the southern region of Pakenjeng, Banjarwangi. Talegong, as well as Cisewu.
West Java News continues to update the latest information about potential disasters and encourages the public to report to the nearest government if they see the potential for natural disasters in the vicinity. Even the smallest potential must also be reported, because preventive measures are very important.
Disaster Risk in Bogor City
In addition to Garut, Bogor also has a high potential for disaster. Floods are the most common in puncak area, Bogor. Some time ago there was a flash flood that caused Rawa Dulang Village to be submerged coupled with mud avalanches.
West Java news revealed the possibility of flooding and longsong land is still very high in this area. Residents are expected to indicate the occurrence of disasters by paying attention to whether there are vibrations in the ground and hills, changes in the water of wells that are strong, the ground level is cracked, river water overflows and other indications.
Heavy rains that continue to fall increase the possibility of floods and landslides so that a standby post has been established by the local government together with the community. This post is always on standby 24 hours. You can contact or go to the nearest post to get or provide information.
This disaster alert post is located on Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Layungsari street, Kebon Pedes street, Sudirman Street, and in Riau Square. The officers are a combination of the police, TNI / Polri, Tagana, Linmas, and the local community. Not only provide West Java news about disasters, but also prepare disaster management equipment.
It is estimated that the potential for disaster 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 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 the West Java news, it is mentioned that the city of Bandung is one of the areas with natural disasters and 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 and earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.
In addition, landslides, fires, and liquefaction due to settlement construction carried out continuously make the risk higher. Currently not only the city center, but hilly areas are also targeted to build settlements so as to increase the risk of natural disasters.
The Bandung city government itself has carried out various preventive measures ranging from building disaster alert posts, increasing the preparedness of firefighting forces, and starting to tighten settlement construction permits. In the news of West Java specifically 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 rescue step for victims when something untoward happens. Urban communities in Bandung cannot rely solely on sar teams so they must 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 distance of the lembang fault is so close.
In the West Java news , it was reported that the Acting Mayor of Cimahi, Ngatiyana informed that an earthquake was very likely and difficult to predict. The public is asked to always be vigilant and prepare themselves to avoid casualties during an earthquake.
The northern and southern regions of Cimahi do have a high potential for disaster and cannot be avoided. However, communities can help reduce the impact of disasters by following education about measures to deal with earthquakes and forming preparedness forces in the community.
For the record, in 2010 to 2021 there have been 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. Until now the potential has not dropped at all, it even tends to increase, both in terms of frequent occurrences and strength levels.
Not only floods due to the active Lembang Fault fault, Cimahi City also has the potential to experience floods, landslides, and tornadoes and fires. In 2017-2019 there were at least 67 floods, 39 longsir, and 19 tornadoes that took their lives.
In addition, fires occur at least 105 times and result in material losses that are not small. Therefore, the potential for disaster in Cimahi city is still considered very high and becomes 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 14 counties have the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung, and Cimahi are some of the cities with the highest potential. Always update with West Java news to avoid danger.