News | Sunday, 12 December 2010 | sundanesecorner.org
Heavy rain pours down everywhere in West Java. Farmers are complaining for the poor weather has made their paddy field can’t be harvested. Trees were fallen down because of strong wind. Roads in all over the city of Bandung are damaged. And flood, as business as usual, attacks some districts in Bandung Regency, causing misery for thousands of people. According to local media reports, the flood displaced about 22,213 people from the district of Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, and Bojongsoang this week.
While in Garut landslide killed a fourteen years old girl in Tuesday, 7 December, in Bandung heavy rain has poured down over the last six days, causing flood attacks in some districts in southern parts of the town.
The current flood, to some extents, seems to be the worst flood in the town after the one that attacked the same regions in last February. In those days, thousands of people stayed at several makeshift camps for more than two months. Since the climate is apparently unpredictable, it is likely that the flood will be bigger in the days to come.
People are expecting a serious government’s response. In Friday, 10 December, some residents of the devastated regions rallied a protest in front of Gedung Sate, which is the office of West Java Governor. They insisted the government of West Java Province and Bandung Regency to assess the disaster seriously.
‘The flood have grabbed our children’s rights to obtain education, as well as residents’ rights to go to work place, and many more. We insist the government not to ignore civil rights just because they do not manage the flood seriously,’ said one of the protesters as quoted by Pikiran Rakyat daily newspaper.