The BNPB’s Operations Control Center (Pusdalops) reports that five sub-districts in Bogor city have been affected by floods and landslides. 
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has provided ready-to-use fund assistance (DSP) of Rp250 million to Bogor City, West Java Province, for the emergency handling of landslides and floods.

"In addition, BNPB has provided basic needs and logistics assistance worth Rp100 million," acting Head of the Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Center of the BNPB Abdul Muhari said when contacted here on Friday.

The aid was handed over to Bogor Mayor Bima Arya, he added.

To anticipate the potential of hydrometeorological disasters during the current rainy season, the Bogor city government has extended the flood emergency response status through the Decree of the Bogor Mayor Number 360/Kep.290-BPBD/2022, he informed.

The status is effective from September 10 to December 31, 2022.

"The BNPB’s Operations Control Center (Pusdalops) reports that five sub-districts in Bogor city have been affected by floods and landslides. A total of 35 families or 76 people have been affected by the disasters. Currently, one family, consisting of three people, has been evacuated to a safe place," Muhari said.

The affected areas include Kedung Halang, Tanah Baru and Tegal Gundil villages in North Bogor Sub-district; Gunung Batu, Pasir Jaya, Margajaya, West Cilendek, and Menteng villages in West Bogor Sub-district; as well as Genteng, Pamoyanan, Pakuan, Sempur, Muara Sari, and Cikaret villages in South Bogor Sub-district.

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They further include Cibogor, Sempur, Kebon Kalapa, Pangaran, Ciwaringin, Central Bogor, and Tegallega villages in Central Bogor Sub-district; as well as Kebon Pedes village in Tanah Sereal Sub-district.

The Bogor City Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) informed that the landslides have claimed four lives, while a search is on for three more victims.

The disaster has affected one educational facility and 18 houses, including one home that has suffered heavy damage and two homes with mild damage. Meanwhile, six other homes are at risk due to the unstable soil structure.

To mitigate the risk of hydrometeorological disasters during this wet season, the BNPB has appealed to local governments and residents to increase their vigilance and preparedness.

Head of BNPB Lieutenant General Suharyanto has asked local governments to immediately check the readiness of tools, equipment, and personnel for dealing with extreme weather.

If necessary, regional governments can issue an emergency response status to facilitate coordination and assistance disbursement to handle the disasters.

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