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Bomet County Prepares for Potential Disasters during heavy rainfall

Bomet County Prepares for Potential Disasters during heavy rainfall

Bomet,

Wednesday, May 1, 2024,

KNA by Lamech Willy .A.

Bomet County Governor, Hillary Barchok, has underscored the proactive measures taken by the Department of Disaster Management to address potential risks during heavy rains in the region.

In a statement released from his office, Governor Barchok highlighted the mapping of areas susceptible to flooding, landslides, and lightning, emphasising the importance of community awareness and preparedness.

“Our Department of Disaster Management has mapped out areas in Bomet County at risk of flooding, landslides, and lightning,” Prof Barchok affirmed.

“Residents of these areas are being sensitised on the precautionary measures to take. During this rainy season, I urge our people to exercise great caution and adhere to safety directives given by safety and security officials,’’ the governor stated.

Governor Barchok reiterated the collaboration between the county government, national government officials in Bomet, and the Kenya Red Cross Bomet Branch to respond promptly to any emerging emergencies.

“We are working closely with the National Government officials in Bomet and the Kenya Red Cross Bomet Branch to respond to any emerging emergencies,” he stated.

As the nation grapples with the ongoing challenges posed by floods, Governor Barchok urged vigilance and encouraged residents to utilise the county’s 24-hour hotline for emergency assistance.

“Our 24-hour Hotline is 0746 036 036,” he emphasised.

These initiatives come at a critical time as millions of people across the country continue to be displaced by flooding incidents in various parts.

These measures come against the backdrop of a nationwide crisis, with millions of people displaced and hundreds losing their lives and properties due to devastating floods across the Country.

Courtesy; KNA

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