28 November 2012

Southern Africa: Fire-Fighters Install Systems of Flood Warning in Tune With SADC

Luanda — The National Civil Protection and Fire Services (SNPCB) will soon increase its flood warning system for Zambeze river in the province of Moxico, in tune with some Southern Africa Community (SADC) countries.

Speaking to ANGOP, in the urban district of Ingombota, in Luanda, the National commander of the SNPCB, António Gimbe, informed that the project will count on the participation of various countries of the region.

According to the official, in the country these flood warning systems involve three water centres, two of which are located in the municipality of Caimbambo (Benguela province), to monitor the level of Catumbela and Cavaco rivers and the third in the city of Chongoroi with the same function for Coporolo river.

The command centre, under the responsibility of the civil protection service, is installed in the city of Lobito (Benguela).

The warning system involves the processing of satellite data, which allows treating and providing information from similar devices in the SADC region.

This project involves training programmes involving the citizens with the help of traditional authorities to sensitize communities for a correct interpretation of warning signs of the system.

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