Disaster-relief office on heightened alert

Floods swept away part of Moshupa bridge
Floods swept away part of Moshupa bridge

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has assured all is under control to contain emergencies and eventualities that the ongoing heavy downpours could spark.

The office said all the District Disaster Management Committees (DDMC) are on high alert and continue to monitor the situation in order to instantly render assistance when the need arises. Moreover, the office said it is adequately funded to combat the flooding crisis. In addition, principal programme officer, Tebogo Modiakgotla said in the event that the fund runs short, they have the leeway to request for additional funding.

Thus far resources have already been deplored to assist those affected by the recent Thamaga, Moshupa and Mochudi heavy rains, according to Modiakgotla. “Thirteen households in low laying areas have already been assessed in Moshupa, seven were found to be in need of relief and so far two families have been accommodated at a local school and seven got help from relatives who offered them accommodation,” he said.

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