Citizens advised to be aware of drought in 2020


Citizens advised to be aware of drought in 2020

CEO of OFFICE of Disaster Preparedness and Management Major Gen (Retired) Rodney Smart is encouraging citizens to purchase water tanks and get fire insurance amid concerns of a possible drought next year.

He made the suggestion last week during the meeting “Strengthening the Relationship” between the ODPM and Disaster Management Units. He said for the drought at the individual level, citizens should begin purchasing water tanks to store water. He added that at the more strategic level the Water and Sewerage Authority continued to call on citizens to conserve water.

On the possibility of fires he encouraged citizens to clear up any bush around their houses and ensure their neighbours do the same. He said planning is necessary to mitigate against the two situations.