Ahead of the rainy season in Mexico, Civil Protection authorities recommend having a plan of action to prevent, act and evaluate damage to minimize the effects of the weather phenomenon and safeguard their communities.
Heavy rainfall can cause flooding and landslides on slopes and unstable areas, so it is important as a first step, to strengthen prevention.
The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) suggests updating the atlas of risks and identify regions that are susceptible to flooding, and settlements near dams, rivers, canyons and hillsides.
In an infographic, the agency of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry) calls desazolvar dams, streams and drainage networks; review the roads, and perform simulations to assess the capabilities and resources available.
Secondly, activate a plan that includes the participation of the population to assist in getting information out to communities.
During rainy season it is necessary to strengthen communication with authorities of the various levels of government, constantly monitor the levels of dams, rivers and streams, and or evacuations before flooding.
In the third step, after rainfall, it is advisable to assess the damage, identify risks and prioritize needs and to strengthen hygiene measures.
Also, coordinate the actions of cleaning the affected areas, and implement the recovery plan in coordination with the authorities of other levels of government.
In the rainy season, the three levels of government must be attentive to the circumstances that endanger the population, so it is necessary to perform these preventive measures to avoid further damage and injury to the population.
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