Flood Alert, July 2013

Report
from Government of Ethiopia
Published on 31 Jul 2013 View Original

INTRODUCTION

Following the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) forecast for the 2013 kiremt season, the DRMFSS-led national Flood Task Force was reactivated to closely monitor the situation and timely facilitate preparedness and response activities in areas likely to be affected. The Flood Task Force, under the Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG) has members from NMA, sector line ministries, UN Agencies, NGOs, and donors.

This Flood Alert summarizes the probable weather condition for the kiremt season and identifies the areas likely to be affected in the country to prompt timely mitigation, preparedness and response measures. The Alert will be regularly updated based on further NMA forecasts and the development of the situation on the ground. The Alert will also form the basis for flood contingency plan preparation.