900 People Affected by Flash Flood in Bogor’s Puncak Region

Flash flood hit hundreds of houses in the Puncak area, Cisarua District, Bogor Regency, Tuesday (1/19/2021). By 1:50 p.m. local time, 900 have been affected by the flood. A total of 464 people or 134 families were temporarily evacuated to safer places around the location.

One of the locations affected by flooding in Bogor. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR - Flash flood hit hundreds of houses in Puncak area, Cisarua District, Bogor Regency, Tuesday (1/19/2021). The flood damaged houses and blocked many roads around the area.

Bogor’s Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD)’s Operation Control Center (Pusdalops) reported that, by Tuesday (1/19/2021) at 1:50 p.m., 900 residents were affected by the flood. As many as 464 people from 134 families were temporarily evacuated to safer places around the location. Meanwhile, joint officers from BPBD, TAGANA, Indonesian Armed and Police forces were on standby at the location to help evacuate residents.

"There have been no reports of casualties so far, but the local residents have been evacuated to safety," said Taufik, Head of TAGANA Bogor Regency.

The flood is caused by rain that has fallen since Monday (1/18/2021), causing the Ciliwung River to overflow. Responding to this disaster, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Bogor immediately dispatched their personnel to the location.

"Insha Allah, MRI Greater Bogor volunteers will immediately go to the flood-hit location for further assessment. While focusing on evacuation, we will also bring basic supplies for the evacuees as well as medical team for emergency situations,” said Khisnul.

Khisnul hoped for the support from the benefactors so that the community can get through this disaster. "Of course, the help of the generous people can ease the tribulations they are currently experiencing. For that, we invite philanthropists to provide their best alms through the Indonesia Dermawan website, "Khisnul asked. []