Disaster risk in Garud Regency : WaMod
Disaster risk in Garud Regency : WaMod

Disaster risk in Garud Regency : WaMod

West Java News and information on possible disasters in various regions


The news of West Java has been replete with a number of natural disasters that have recently hit the country’s land. Almost all of West Java (West Java) has the potential to experience floods, landslides and other disasters. Such as the Garud, Bogar, Bandung and Simahi areas. These four regions are extremely high-risk.

Not only those in rural areas near the hills and rivers, but also in urban areas have the ability to experience it. The executive party of the West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (PPPT) said a disaster-prone map has been prepared up to the village level.

Despite this, it is unpredictable when it comes to earthquakes, tidal flooding caused by rising seawater, as well as disasters caused by extreme weather changes. Therefore, all levels of society are always urged to remain vigilant. Because understanding and public awareness are important to increase awareness.

The floods, landslides and earthquakes that occurred in 2020 are valuable experiences so that the government and society do not reduce the level of vigilance. Especially among the extreme weather changes that can occur at any time. In 2020, 1,387 landslides were caused due to heavy rains.

Natural disasters in West Java have the potential to lose lives, as many settlements are built on slopes and steep slopes. Valid not only in one region, 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 Garud Regency

Across the country, especially in the West Java region, high rainfall levels increase the possibility of landslides and floods, West Java News reported. Garud is one of the most high-risk districts in West Java, so it requires special attention.

In general, the area where landslides occur is the center of the south. From the central to the northern part, the chances of being affected by floods are high. The geological conditions of many mountainous highlands make the West Java region, particularly Garud, vulnerable to land movements and sudden or tidal flooding.

The rains, which poured down to the north coast in the South Garud region, have spread an appeal to the sub-districts on awareness of the possible disasters of PPPD Garuda. In the northern region, the threat of landslides and flash floods is seen in Malangpong district, as well as in the southern region of Pakenjeng, Panjarwangi. Talegang, as well as Chicheu.

West Java News is constantly updating the latest information on potential disasters, and urging the public to inform the nearest government if they find any possibility of nearby natural disasters. Since preventive measures are so important, even the smallest possibilities should be reported.

Disaster risk in Bogar City

In addition to The Carot, Bogar also has a high potential for disaster. There is frequent flooding in the Bogar and Punkak areas. Some time ago there was a flash flood which inundated Kampung Rava Tulang with mud avalanche.

The West Java News revealed that the chance of flooding and landslides in the region is still high. Residents are expected to be able to mark the occurrence of disasters by focusing on whether there are vibrations in the soil and mountains, changes in hardened well water, cracked ground surfaces, overflowing river water, and other signs.

Warning booths have been established by the local government in collaboration with the community by increasing the possibility of continuous heavy rains, floods and landslides. This post is always ready 24 hours a day. You can contact or visit a nearby post to receive or provide information.

This disaster preparedness level is located in Jalan Bangaran Sogiri, Jalan Lyungsari, Jalan Kebon Pedes, Jalan Sudirman and Riau Square. The officers are a mix of police officers, DNI/Bollary, Tagana, Linmaz and the local community. Not only  providing West Java news on disasters  , but also preparing disaster management equipment.

It is estimated that the possibilities for pekhana in the Bhogar region will be even higher during the rainy season till the end of March. It is thus expected that the public should not lower their awareness and should always update the latest information on the possibility of floods and landslides. Especially those who live around rivers and mountains.

Disaster risk in Greater Bandung

In West Java News, it  was stated that the city of Bandung is one of the areas with natural disasters and is included in the scale of national priorities in disaster reduction  – an area of 2.5 million people, which has the potential to experience floods and earthquakes caused by the presence of active volcanoes.

In addition to this, landslides, fire accidents and liquefaction caused by the continuous construction of settlements further increase the risk. Currently, not only the city center, but hilly areas are also being used as targets for the construction of settlements, which increases the risk of natural disasters.

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

At present, the most important thing is to create evacuation routes in various buildings or high-rise buildings as a means of saving victims when something unpleasant happens. Urban communities in Bandung cannot rely solely on the SAR team, so they need to improve the mitigation of natural disasters and fires.

Disaster risk in Shimahi city

The city of Shimahi has not escaped the danger of earthquakes since 2010. Because this city in West Java directly intersects with the Lempong Fault. Earthquakes can occur at any time because the distance of the error is so close.

In the West Java news,  it was reported that the acting mayor of Shimahi, Nagatiana, stated that there is a high probability of an earthquake occurring and that it is difficult to predict. The public is always asked to remain vigilant and prepare themselves to avoid casualties during the earthquake.

The northern and southern parts of Simahi have high potential for disaster and cannot be avoided. However, communities can help reduce the impact of disasters by participating in education in activities to cope with earthquakes and by creating preparatory personnel in the community.

Between 2010 and 2021, there were 14 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 to 3.4 on the Richter scale that shook the West Java region, particularly simahi and bandung. Until now, the capacity has not diminished, and tends to increase even in both the most frequently occurring events and the level of strength.

Not only is there a flood caused due to the active Lembang fault fault fault, but the city of Shimahi has the potential to experience floods, landslides and typhoons and fire accidents. In 2017-2019, at least 67 floods, 39 landslides and 19 cyclones claimed lives.

In addition, the fire occurred at least 105 times and did not cause a small amount of material losses. Therefore, the disaster potential of The City of Shimahi is still considered to be very high and is one of the cities with the highest disaster management levels in the country.


The geographical location and topography of West Java makes the risk of disasters in the region extremely high. At least, 14 counties are at high risk. Garud, Bogar, Bandung and Simahi are some of the cities with the highest potential. Always stay up to date  with West Java News  to avoid risk  .

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