The civil protection action plan to tackle the risks of flooding under the name “Dardanos” was posted yesterday in Diyya. Floods are certainly needed to tackle floods, but civil protection measures also need to be taken. It is worth noting that the plan includes specific measures to deal with floods at the time they occur and results in projected damages for those affected.

Flood works in Mandra are still ongoing.

Indicatively, the plan states:

• Water purification is the responsibility of the regions, municipalities can perform water purification activities within their administrative boundaries following a relevant contractual agreement with the region concerned.

• The district governor is obliged to designate people responsible for policing waterways in order to detect illegal activities, such as excavations.

• Works and activities required for the immediate response to natural disasters, in the context of emergency response planning and immediate / short-term impact management, are excluded from environmental licensing of projects and activities.

This chapter also explains in detail who is responsible for cleaning rainwater networks by road type, e.g. highway and by region. Cleaning up the network is a source of contention between players throwing responsibility into one another.

Each municipality is required to designate a civil protection officer and to draw up an up-to-date list of its equipment and equipment. It is also the responsibility of the municipality to inform the public of the possibility of extreme weather events if a warning is issued, as well as to address the immediate needs that arise if the municipality is affected.

Finally, the Municipal Civil Protection Offices are invited to plan an emergency preparedness exercise on an annual basis.

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