Community Preparedness in Dealing with Landslides

Mamat Ruhimat


Landslides are one of natural disaster that difficult to be predicted accurately. Communities that living in a landslide-prone area has to have preparedness to deal with it. This research was conducted in Sagalaherang subdistrict, Subang district, West Java. Sagalaherang subdistrict physically located in a landslide-prone area. This research aims to determine preparedness level of community to deal with landslides using index of preparedness level analysis from UNESCO. Primary data were obtained through field observation and questionnaires and interviews with the people. Secondary data were obtained from a review of various relevant document and literature. Community sample were determined with proportional random sampling. Sagalaherang is one of subdistrict in Subang district that categorized as prone to landslides in the medium to high level, has average rainfall above 2.700 mm/year. Geological condition of Sagalaherang was volcanic material that resulted from volcanic eruption of Tangkuban Parahu with breksi rock types. The morphology were hilly, slope class were dominated with class II – V. Level of community preparedness in dealing with landslides in Sagalaherang subdistrict is categorized as nearly prepared. Communities has knowledge’s, and a number of steps that has to be done if landslides occurred. It was still lack in resources mobilization of disaster management. It recommended to increase knowledge’s of community and conducting trainings of resources mobilization to deal with landslides, until communities get into well prepared categorize.


Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ruhimat M. (2017). Community Preparedness in Dealing with Landslides.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 570-574. DOI: 10.5220/0007102205700574

in Bibtex Style

author={Mamat Ruhimat},
title={Community Preparedness in Dealing with Landslides},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},

in EndNote Style


JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Community Preparedness in Dealing with Landslides
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Ruhimat M.
PY - 2017
SP - 570
EP - 574
DO - 10.5220/0007102205700574