CDC to deliver food supplies to flood-affected Moraikobai residents

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 18:10 by Denis Chabrol

Supplies for Moraikobai residents affected by flooding

Supplies for Moraikobai residents affected by flooding

Residents of Moraikobai, affected by recent flooding, will receive aid in form of food hampers through the Ministry of the Presidency from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Friday.

Food hampers will be delivered to 160 flood affected families between Saturday and Sunday. Administrative Manager of the CDC Major Marvin Chichester, will be leading the relief mission to the Region 5 Amerindian community.

Recent heavy rains over the past week raised water levels in the Mahaicony River, resulting in severe flooding in parts of the village, affecting farmlands and crops.

Additionally, Deputy Director General of the CDC, Major Kester Craig, explained that the CDC will use the mission to locate housing for the installation of radios.  The village council will be responsible for managing the communication sets.

Establishing radio communication in the village is part of the CDC’s efforts to establish early warning systems in the community The radios will be used for warnings and forecasting as part of future monitoring of flood conditions..

CDC has been establishing similar warning systems in communities vulnerable to flooding.