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West Java News and information on potential disasters across the region


The news of West Java recently was 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. such as the Garut, Bogor, Bandung, and Cimahi areas.The four regions are at fairly high risk.

Not only those in rural areas near the mountains and rivers, but also have the potential to experience it. The West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) action body said disaster planning had been prepared to reach the village level.

However, earthquakes, floods because of rising sea water, as well as disasters due to extreme climate change cannot be predicted when they arrive. Therefore, all social levels are always encouraged to be vigilant. Because public understanding and awareness to increase vigilance is paramount.

Floods, landslides and earthquakes that occur in 2020 are valuable experiences so that governments and communities do not reduce the level of vigilance. Especially in the midst of severe weather changes that can happen at any time. By 2020 there were 1,387 landslides caused by heavy rains.

Natural disasters in the West Java region have the potential to lose their lives because many settlements are built on plains and steep slopes. Not only are there in force in one region but regions in West Java. Here’s an explanation of the risks of natural disasters in many regions of West Java:

Disaster risk in Garut Regency

West Java News reports that high rainfall in all regions of the country, especially in the West Java region, has increased the likelihood of landslides and floods. Garut is one of the highest-risk districts in West Java so it requires special attention.

In general, areas prone to landslides are central to the south. The center to the north is likely to be affected by flooding. The geographical conditions in which many mountainous highlands put the western java region, especially Garut, at risk of land movement and floodingflash or robs.

Rain that has flowed into the Garut south to the North Coast has caused BPBD Garut to spread an appeal to southern counties about a potential disaster vigil. In the north, the threat of landslides and flash floods is found in the Malangbong area as well as the southern pakenjeng, Banjarwangi. Talegong, including Cisewu.

West Java News continues to update the latest data on potential disasters and urges the public to report to the nearest government if it sees the potential for disasters in neighboring areas.Even the least potential needs also be reported,  Because preventive measures are so important.

Disaster risk in Bogor

In addition to Garut, Bogor has a high potential for disaster. Flooding is frequent in the Puncak area, Bogor. Recently there was a flash flood that caused the village of Dulang Swamp to be drowned with mudslides.

West Java News revealed that the likelihood of flooding and landslides is still high in the region. Villagers expect to be able to mark the disaster by paying attention to tremors on the ground and hills, changes in muddy good water, surface cracks, overflows and other indications.

Heavy rains that continue to fall are possible to floods and landslides to be certified by local governments simultaneously with the community. This article is always on standby 24 hours. You can contact or go to the nearest post to get or provide information.

This disaster preparedness function is located in Jalan Pangeran Sogiri, Jalan Layungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman, and in Riau Square. The authorities are a combination of civil servants, TNI/Polri, Tagana, Linmas, and the local community. Not only does it provide West Java news  about the disaster, but also prepare disaster management equipment.

It is estimated that becana capacity will also be high in the Bogor area during the rainy season to the end of March. To ensure that the public is expected to not reduce its vigilance and always update the latest information on the possibility of flooding and landslides. Especially those who live around the river and the hills.

Great Bandung disaster risk

In the West Java News, It identified Bandung as one of the areas with natural disasters and joined the national priority in disaster mitigation.The area with a population of 2.5 million has the potential to experience flooding as well as earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.

In addition, landslides, fires, and cancellations due to continuous settlement construction increase the risk. Today, not only is it the center of the city, but the hillside is also targeted for the establishment of settlements, thereby increasing the risk of natural disasters.

The Bandung city government itself has taken various safeguards since creating disaster preparedness positions, increasing firefighters’ readiness, and starting to tighten settlement construction. In Western Java news , especially for the Area of Bandung, construction of the evacuation route is still very low.

Currently, the most important thing is the creation of evacuation routes in buildings or tall buildings as a measure to save victims when something innocuous happens. The city community in Bandung can’t just depend on the SAR team so they have to improve the reduction of natural disasters and fires.

Disaster risk in Shimahi

Cimahi has not escaped the risk of earthquakes since 2010. Because this city in western Java is in direct contact with the Lembang error. Earthquakes can occur at any time because the distance of fault is so close.

In west Java news , cimahi mayor Ngatiyana reportedly hinted that the earthquake was likely to occur much and it was difficult to predict its arrival.The public was always asked to be vigilant and prepare itself to avoid The death during the earthquake.

The northern and southern regions of Cimahi have a high potential for disaster and are inevitable. However, communities can help mitigate the impact of disasters by participating in studying earthquake mitigation measures and building 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 rich scale that shook western Java, especially Shimahi and Bandong. Until now, capacity has not declined at all, and there has even been a tendency to increase, both in terms of frequent events and levels of strength.

Not only does the flooding due to the Lembang Fault crimes committed, the city of Cimahi also has the potential to experience floods, landslides, and storms and fires. In 2017-2019 there were at least 67 floods, 39 landslides and 19 tornadoes that killed.

In addition, the fire has occurred at least 105 times and caused a large number of material losses. So, the disaster capacity of Shima is still considered very high and one of the cities with the highest levels of disaster management in the country.


The geographical and geographical location of West Java makes the risk of disaster in the area very high. At least there are 14 countries at the highest risk. Garut, Bogor, Bandung, and Cimahi are some of the most capable cities. Always power with  Western Java  news to avoid danger.

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