The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Central Region is cautioning residents of flood prone areas to find safe relocation spots ahead of the wet season to avert any mishap.
According to the PRO, Mr. Eric Kweku Arthur, with the volume of rains expected this year, the organisation is preparing for any eventuality that will arise, hence the advice.
“We are going to experience massive rain fall this year so if you know you live in a flood prone area quickly join a relative or a friend until the rains subside”.
The Central Region has had its fair share of flood related crisis during the rainy season in years past with thousands of Cedis worth of properties destroyed, displacements and in rare cases human lives lost.
On the measures the organisation has put in place, he mentioned the setting of safe havens, the desilting of choked gutters, cutting of dead and weak trees among others. He said though a lot of relief items are not currently at hand, there is the assurance that victims will be supported when the need arises.
In an interaction with ATL FM News on Monday, Mr. Arthur said, “With the relief items, I cannot tell you we have fifty bags of rice or cement but what we do at NADMO is that when there are disasters we access the disaster and register the victims and this informs us on what we need. I can tell you that when you come to our ware house, we have a few things there but whenever the need be, the disaster victims will receive the needed support”.
He also said an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) within the NADMO regional secretariat in Cape Coast is in operation.
By: ATL FM News