Evacuation camps set up as floods loom

TWO evacuation camps have been set up by Harare City Council and the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) after the latter warned of looming floods in the capital because of incessant rains.

The camps — located at Budiriro 2 Primary School and Kuwadzana 3 Primary School — are meant to provide refuge for residents living in low-lying areas susceptible to floods.

On Thursday, Harare Mayor Councillor Jacob Mafume emphasised the importance of prioritising the safety and well-being of residents.

“We have created two camps with the assistance of the CPU.

“The camps are in Budiriro 2 Primary School and Kuwadzana 3 Primary School.

“There is food that has been provided by the CPU and as a city we have contributed beef through our cattle.

“We will monitor the food situation there and continue to encourage people to move from low-lying areas and to go to these protection centres,” he said.

“The Civil Protection Unit has alerted the City to impending floods due to incessant floods which are going to affect the low-lying areas, in particular Budiriro, Hopley and other areas with people situated in wetlands.”


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