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Police forces asked to respond to catastrophic weather in Central Highlands

August, 07 2019
MPS - The Office of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on August 7 sent a dispatch to the Steering Committees for Climate Change, Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, and Search and Rescue of all Central Highlands provincial/municipal police departments, and the High Command of Mobile Police, the Department of Traffic Police, the Department of Fire Police and others relevant units, requesting them to proactively prepare efforts and assets, and response plans for possible torrential rains, flash floods and landslides in the Central Highlands.

The dispatch reads:

Torrential rains have occurred in localities of the Central Highlands in recent days, causing floods and isolating many places.

To actively and effectively respond to possible floods and landslides, the Ministry of Public Security asks all above mentioned units to:

Continue to seriously implement directions of the Prime Minister, the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, and the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue, the MPS as well as of local authorities in response to dangerous weather phenomena.

Closely follow developments of rains and floods to implement appropriate plans; instruct local people on safety skills and disseminate information about police’s responses to natural disasters.

Coordinate with functional forces to ready sufficient forces and means for any circumstances; to check and evacuate people from disaster-prone places.

Deploy forces and means to essential traffic places, such as water-logged or eroded road sections and wharfs to regulate traffic flows; ban people and vehicles from travelling across dangerous areas.

Regularly report to the MPS Office via telephone number 0913.555.323, 069.2341042; Fax: 069.2341044

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