Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) confirmed that at least 900 people were affected by flash floods in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, which occurred at 10:00 today, Jan. 19. The agency said it was triggered by a heavy downpour.
"The flooding was caused by high-intensity rain followed by landslides from mountain areas," said the BNPB Head of Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Center, Raditya Jati.
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecasted that a medium to high intensity of rain would shower Bogor City and its surrounding regions in the next three days. "BNPB appeals to the public to stay vigilant in facing the rainy season that will last until February 2021," said Raditya.
He added that according to the Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) report, residents were evacuated to their relatives' houses and evacuation posts at Wisma PTPN 8 Gunung Mas.
The Bogor BPBD is still calculating the material losses. "The condition is not safe yet. Flooding still occurs at 12:05," said Raditya, adding that the BPBD is carrying out quick assessment and collaborating with related institutions to evacuate and contain the flash flood.