YEMEN Press Agency

President al-Mashat directs to form emergency committees to deal with flood disasters

SANAA, Aug. 7 (YPA) – President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, directed on Friday the governors of the governorates to form emergency committees and operation room, to face the flood disasters as a result of the heavy rains.

According to the president al-Mashat’s directive, the emergency committees would be headed by the mayor of the capital, governors of the provinces, the membership of Ministries of Interior, Public Works, Water and Environment, Health, and Agriculture, as well as Civil Defense Authority, and the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Historic Cities, to make urgent and rapid interventions of the provinces.

Al-Mashat ordered the committees in the various provinces to go to the field to the locations of the torrents and floods and the homes exposed to falls or the mountainous slopes, the homes of the residents who are on the sides of the valleys, as well as inspecting several dams and barriers for work to find outlets for drainage water due to the flow of torrents.

The President al-Mashat directed Heritage and Cultural Development Fund to speed up the restoration of the heritage homes that are in danger of falling and facing emergency situations.