Department Of Civil Protection Says It Has Mobilised In Preparation For Heavy Rainfall
The Department of Civil Protection has advised members of the public that heavy rains in excess of 65mm in 24 hours are expected in all Mashonaland, Manicaland, parts of the Midlands and Masvingo provinces.
According to the Meteorological Services Department (MSD), the rains will pound the country from Friday 6 through Sunday, January 8, 2023.
In a statement released this Wednesday, 4 January 2023, the Department urged the public to be on the watch for possible flooding. The Department of Civil Protection said:
THE Department of Civil Protection is urging citizens to be on high alert for forecasted torrential rains from Friday 6 through Sunday, January 8, 2023, across the country.
We also call on all relevant stakeholders and traditional leaders to find ways to disseminate the information to their various communities in particular all Mashonaland, Manicaland, parts of the Midlands and Masvingo provinces where heavy rains in excess of 65mm are expected in 24 hours.
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We urge the citizens to take heed of the Meteorological Services Department alerts as they continue monitoring the unfolding situation.
Citizens should be on the watch for possible flooding, avoid crossing flooded rivers/streams and stay indoors during the period as the heavy rains may reduce visibility for motorists.
District Civil Protection Committees countrywide have been mobilised.
For further information please contact Mr N. Nkomo- Acting Chief Director, Civil Protection on 0773005477, Mr F. Hokonya 0773654970, Ms M Sibanda 0773722925, Mr L. Betera 0773420090, Mr T. Zimudzi on 0773300388, Mrs O Badza 0776466368.