Opinion; Mitigate damage being caused by heavy rains
SEE ALSO :Wind destroys school’s roofsWhat should worry us more is the health risk and destruction of thousands of acres of land on which crop had been planted. In Marigat, for instance, 400 acres of bean were swept away after river Perkera burst its banks. In some areas, toilets have been washed away, raw sewage mixing with flood water that moves through residential areas, exponentially increasing the risk of diseases like typhoid, cholera and malaria. The level of disaster preparedness by both tiers of government comes into question considering that the meteorological department has consistently given advance notice of the heavy rains. It was expected that measures would be put in place to mitigate some of the havoc being caused, such as damage to roads and bridges. In all this, there is a lesson; we must conserve our environment by planting trees. In its wrath, Mother Nature is unforgiving.
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