Govt activates emergency response amid heavy rains alert

Online Desk |  1 year ago | top

The Government has activated emergency response mechanisms countrywide after the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) issued an alert for heavy rains and strong winds in parts of Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West, starting today(Monday).  

The Department of Civil Protection director Nathan Nkomo said Government has activated all its grassroot structures and vulnerable communities will be evacuated to safe centres.

He added that funds have been disbursed to ensure that provinces can respond to any 

rain-related disasters. 

The alert issued by MSD follows an overload depression crossing from Madagascar, entering into Mozambique with heavy rainfall.