Botswana authorities urge caution as heavy rainfall pounds the country

APA-Gaborone (Botswana)

Botswana’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) on Monday warned members of the public to excise caution during the ongoing rainfall being experienced around the country.

In a statement, the office urged the public to be very vigilant when approaching and crossing fast flowing streams and rivers. Already a number of people have been displaced from their homesteads.

“This is due to the ongoing rainfall causing flash flooding in some places. Parents staying in such areas are also especially encouraged not to allow their children to play or go near flood waters. Parents must at all times be vigilant,” reads the statement.

The NDMO added that, together with different stakeholders, it continues to monitor the situation very closely.

“The public is also advised that should they require any assistance due to possible flooding in their areas, they must contact the local District Disaster Management Committee, the nearest police station. Members of the public are further urged to listen to their radios and watch TV weather bulletins and spot announcements on possible flooding in their areas,” the statement said.


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