CDC to deliver food aid to flood affected Moraikobai

-radios to be installed

CDC officials preparing hampers for distribution in Moraikobai over the weekend. (GINA photo)

Residents of Moraikobai, affected by recent flooding, will receive aid in the form of food hampers through the Ministry of the Presidency from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), a release from GINA said yesterday.

The hampers will be delivered to 160 flood-affected families in the Region Five community between today and tomorrow. Administrative Manager of the CDC, Major Marvin Chichester, will be leading the relief mission to the Region 5 Amerindian community, the release said.

Additionally, Deputy Director General of the CDC, Major Kester Craig, said 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 instal early warning systems in the community.  The radios will be used for warnings and forecasting as part of future monitoring of flood conditions.

The release said that the CDC has been establishing similar warning systems in communities vulnerable to flooding.

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