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Friday, June 14, 2024

NDMA WARNS OF INCREASED FLOODING AND STORMS AMID RAINY SEASON

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MONROVIA – As Liberia approaches the peak of its rainy season, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has issued a dire warning about the potential for severe weather-related disasters. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, NDMA’s Executive Director, Ansu V. S. Dulleh, highlighted the significant risks posed by this year’s rainy season, which is expected to be more intense than usual.

Significant Risk of Natural Disasters

Director Dulleh reported that more than 100,000 Liberians could be affected by various natural disasters, including windstorms, sea erosion, and inland flooding. The NDMA’s predictions, based on the latest meteorological data, indicate a particularly challenging season ahead. One of the primary causes of inland flooding has been identified as the illegal construction of buildings in swamps and over drainage systems.

Community Impact Observed

The NDMA has already observed significant issues in areas like Omega, where large structures have been built over drainage systems, and garbage disposal practices in villages have exacerbated flooding and health hazards. A recent emergency in TS Row, JC Number Four, Zubatan community saw the entire area submerged, highlighting the critical impact of ignored building regulations.

Preparedness and Response Efforts

Addressing the nation’s preparedness, Dulleh acknowledged that while there have been improvements, the level of readiness is still partial. Since the current administration took over the agency, efforts have been made to activate the tender platform, which involves educating responsible line ministries and agencies about disaster preparedness and response.

Urgent Need for Community Cooperation

The NDMA’s efforts are geared towards mitigating the effects of the predicted disasters. However, the agency emphasizes the need for adherence to building regulations and proper waste disposal to reduce the risk of flooding and other related issues. The warning from the United Nations, which predicts windstorms from Cape Mount to Cape Palmas and severe flooding and coastal erosion, underscores the urgency of these measures.

The NDMA calls for heightened community awareness and cooperation to ensure that Liberia can better withstand the impending challenges of this year’s rainy season.

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