CDC says 46 communities affected by flooding as gov’t crafts response

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A total of 46 communities across the country have been affected by flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has reported.

At a meeting of the national flood response taskforce on Sunday, Major Salim October, the Preparedness and Response Manager at the CDC, said a total of 5885 households have so far been affected.

He said Regions One to Six bear the bulk of the reports of flooding, with the worst-hit areas being in Regions One and Four.

Major October noted that livestock, domestic animals and farmlands are in distress and damages have been reported.

As of December 12, the CDC has provided resources to Regions Two, Four and Nine.

It has also conducted rapid flood assessments in key affected areas and coordinated support for communities with the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Regional Democratic Councils and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils.

The CDC has distributed sandbags in Lamaha Springs, South Ruimveldt and Section C Sophia.

The Commission has been issuing flood, weather and prevention alerts to the public.

Major October said citizens must continue to be vigilant, cautious and considerate during this period.

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