Flood Warning for 13 Regions in West Java

Arfi Bambani
Flood in Sukawening, Garut, West Java, on Saturday, November 2021
Flood in Sukawening, Garut, West Java, on Saturday, November 2021 - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated that as many as 13 districts and cities in West Java were prone to flash floods during rains at the end of November 2021.

Head of the Bandung Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency, Teguh Rahayu, remarked that the likelihood for flooding was based on the Impact-Based Forecast (IBF) by taking into account the risks arising as a result of the weather.

"Analysis of global and local atmospheric conditions shows that there is an activity in the growth of convective clouds in the West Java region in general. Hence, rains in the West Java area have started to increase," Rahayu noted in Bandung, West Java, on Saturday.

The 13 regions comprise Bekasi District, Bekasi City, Bogor District, Bogor City, Depok City, Sukabumi District, Sukabumi City, Cianjur Regency, Majalengka District, Cirebon District, Cirebon City, Kuningan District, and Indramayu District.

Based on the forecast, flooding may occur in several cities or districts this Saturday. Floods can likely occur in Indramayu District from Sunday, November 28.

Rahayu's administration has urged stakeholders to take precautionary measures against some impacts related to the likelihood of flooding in these cities or districts.

Moreover, landslides can likely occur during the rainy season at the end of November 2021, she stated.

"This is because convective cloud growth has started, the likelihood of moderate to heavy rains in the West Java region increases, and the potential for landslides increases," Rahayu stated.

The agency head has urged the public to stay alert to natural disasters that could likely occur to avoid the impact of damage that could ensue.

"What people need to watch out for at this time is to stay calm and alert, be careful while conducting activities outside the home, and reduce outdoor activities if it is not important," Rahayu stated.

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