Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Cisarua Bogor

penampakan-rumah-mobil-jadi-korban-banjir-bandang-di-bogor-1_169 Many houses damaged and destroyed by the flash flood in Cisarua Bogor. (Photo by ANTARA FOTO - Yulius Satria Wijaya)

Heavy rain overwhelm Bogor every year. The rainfall have a lot of advantages for people in the city but it also have a lot of disadvantages because it may causing hydrometeorological disasters including flash flood. It is a complex hydrometeorological disaster that is hard to predict.

Cisarua Village, Bogor Regency, West Java, was hit by a flash flood on Wednesday (22/6) at 18.30 WIB. A total of 1,620 residents were affected.

The Head of Emergency and Logistics of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Bogor Regency, Aris Nurjatmiko, said the thousands of affected residents came from RT 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06 Cisarua Village, Purasari Village, Lewiliang, Bogor Regency. The details are 240 people from RT 01, 280 people from RT 02, 245 people from RT 03, 275 people from RT 04 and 580 people from RT 05.

Aris explained that the flash flood was caused by high-intensity rain and the overflow of the Cisarua River. "This resulted in flash floods and damaging the clean water distribution system for residents," he said. BPBD continues to coordinate with several stakeholders in order to evacuate, assess and distribute clean water to residents. Aris also confirmed that currently the situation in the location is under control, but residents are asked to remain vigilant.

"We urge the public to remain vigilant. Because the water distribution system has been cut off, the most urgent need for people who are affected is clean water" he said.

Ridwan Kamil visit the flash flood location in Cisarua Bogor (Photo by Pemprov Jabar)

The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, ensured that the handling of the flash flood in Cisarua Bogor Regency running optimally.

"We send our deepest condolences to the residents, especially those who directly affected. Hopefully they will be strengthened. That is why I am here to strengthen and find solutions from God's destiny which we call a disaster," said Kang Emil in his statement, Monday (27/6).

"I thank you, of course. If there is a disaster, people are helping each other, so it does not need a long time to go back to normal," he added. 

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