Flooding and Landslide Hit Tasikmalaya

Heavy rains that flushed Tasikmalaya Regency on Friday (6/19) led to flooding and landslide that hit several areas. ACT and MRI immediately responded by sending their emergency response team.

The condition of the landslide-hit area in Tasikmalaya Regency, Friday (6/19) yesterday. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA – Tasikmalaya Regency was hit by flooding and landslide on Friday (6/19), following heavy rains that had been falling since Thursday (18/9). A number of houses were reportedly flooded and hit by the landslide.

Volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) and Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Tasikmalaya were sent to perform an assessment of the victims and clean the areas of debris and mud. One of the areas visited by the team was Cibalong Village in Cibalong Subdistrict. Here in this village, a 100-meter-tall hill collapsed, destroying several houses.

Muhammad Fauzi Ridwan from ACT Tasikmalaya Program Team Department said that, up to Saturday (6/20) morning, the flooding still has not receded in on several locations, including in Tanjungsari Village of Sukaresik Subdistrict. "We sent volunteers and prepared meals for the villagers affected by the flood,” he said, Saturday (6/20).

Based on the volunteers’ observation, many residents of Cibolang Village sought refuge at Baitul Amanah Mosque. They were 14 elderlies, 12 adults, and 10 children. Some of the villagers sought shelter at their neighbors’ or relatives’ houses that are safe from flooding.

The flooding and landslide destroyed many public facilities, including bridges. Currently, the flood-hit residents are in need of prepared meals, tarpaulins, clothes, and medicines. []