Disaster risk in Garut Regency : JejakBlog

West Java news and information on possible disasters in various areas


News of West Java Recently the country is full of several natural disasters that have hit the land. Almost all areas of West Java (West Java) are likely to face floods, landslides and other disasters. These include the Regions of Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Simahi. These four areas are at a much higher risk.

It is likely to be experienced not only in rural areas close to mountains and rivers, but also in urban areas. The Executive Party of the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BBBD) said it had prepared a disaster-affected mapping up to the village level.

However, disasters caused by earthquakes, tidal floods caused by rising seawater, as well as extreme climate change cannot be predicted. Therefore, all levels of the society have been asked to always be vigilant. This is because awareness and public awareness are the key to increasing alertness.

The floods, landslides and earthquakes that occurred in 2020 are valuable experiences so that the government and society do not reduce the level of surveillance. Especially in the midst of extreme climate 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 claim lives because many settlements are built on slopes and steep slopes. It is valid not only in one area but also in different parts of West Java. The description of the risk of natural disasters in many parts of West Java is as follows:

Disaster risk in Garut Regency

High rainfall levels across the country, particularly in the West Java region, increase the probability of landslides and floods, West Java News reported. This requires special attention as Garut is one of the highest-risk districts in West Java.

Typically, the area prone to landslides is the center of the south. The central to northern part is likely to be affected by floods. The topographical conditions of many hilly highlands expose the West Java region, especially Garut, to land movements and sudden or tidal flooding.

The rains that lashed the southern Garut region of the north coast turned into BBBD Garuth, appealing to sub-districts about awareness about possible disasters. In the northern part, there is a risk of landslides and flash floods in the southern part of Pakhenjeng and Banjarwangi along with Malangbang district. Talegong, as well as Sisseau.

West Java News continues to update the latest information about potential disasters and urges people to report to the nearest government if they see the possibility of natural disasters nearby. Even the smallest probability should be reported, as remedial measures are very important.

Disaster risk in Bogor city

Along with Garut, Bogor also has a high probability of disaster. Floods occur mostly in puncak region and Bogor. Some time ago there was a sudden flood which was submerged along with the Kampang Rava Dulang mud avalanche.

West Java news has revealed that the likelihood of floods and landslides in the region is still very high. Residents are expected to be able to indicate the occurrence of disasters by focusing on whether there are tremors in the soil and hills, changes in hardened well water, cracked underground surfaces, overflowing river water and other indications.

The heavy rains increase the chances of floods and landslides, thereby setting up warning posts by the local government along with the community. This post is always on standby for 24 hours. You can contact or visit a nearby post to obtain or provide information.

The disaster preparedness post is located in Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Leungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman and Riao Square. Officers are a combination of police officers, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas and the local community. West Java not only provides news about disasters , but also prepares disaster management equipment.

The bekana potential is expected to be even higher in the Bogor region during the rainy season till the end of March. So that people are expected not to lower their alertness and always update the latest information about the possibility of floods and landslides. Especially those who lived around rivers and hills.

Disaster risk in Greater Bandung

In west Java news, the city of Bandung is one of the areas prone to natural disasters and has been included  in  the level of national priorities  in disaster reduction  . The region, which has a population of 2.5 million, is likely to face floods and earthquakes due to the presence of active volcanoes.

In addition, the continuous construction of settlements further increases the risk of landslides, fires and melting. Currently, not only the city centre, but also the hilly areas are being used as targets for building settlements, which increases the risk of natural disasters.

The Bandung city government itself has undertaken various preventive measures such as building disaster preparedness posts, increasing the readiness of firefighters and tightening settlement construction permits. In west Java news , especially for the Bandung city area, it is said that the construction of evacuation routes is still very low.

Currently, it is very important to construct evacuation routes in various buildings or high-rise buildings as a way to protect the victims in the event of any untoward incident. The urban communities in Bandung cannot rely solely on the SAR team so they have to improve the prevention of natural disasters and fire accidents.

Disaster risk in Simahi city

Since 2010, the city of Simahi has not escaped the threat of earthquakes. Because this city in West Java directly meets the Lembang Fault. Earthquakes can occur at any time because the distance of the fault is very close.

In West Java News ,  Simahi’s acting mayor Nagatiana reported that the earthquake was likely to occur and that it was difficult to predict. People were asked to always be vigilant and prepare themselves to avoid deaths that would fall during the earthquake.

The northern and southern regions of Simahi have a high probability of disaster and cannot be avoided. However, communities can help mitigate the impact of disasters by participating in awareness on measures to combat earthquakes and arranging prepared workers in the community.

Between 2010 and 2021, there were 14 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 to 3.4 in the West Java region. So far, the probability has not decreased at all, and increases both in terms of frequent events and the level of force.

Apart from flooding due to the lack of the active Lembang fault, the city of Simahi also has the capability to withstand floods, landslides and tornadoes and fires. In 2017-19, at least 67 floods, 39 landslides and 19 tornadoes lost their lives.

In addition, fires occurred at least 105 times and there was no small amount of physical damage. Therefore, the disaster potential of the city of Simahi is still considered very high and is one of the cities with the highest disaster management scale in the country.


The geographical location and topography of West Java makes the risk of disasters very high in the region. At least, 14 counties are at the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung and Simahi are the most capable cities. Always stay updated with West Java news  to avoid danger.

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