DISASTER MANAGEMENT

CONDUCTING OF FIRE BREAKS

As per fire elevated risk areas, the municipality determined such areas to perform fire breaks, as means of mitigating the effects of runaway fires. Fire breaks were done both in Himeville, Underberg, Creighton and surroundings. Such firebreaks were done in collaboration with Working on Fire and Berg Fire Protection Association.

 

SKID UNIT PROCURED BY THE MUNICIPALITY

The above 700 litres skid unit was procured by the municipality to elevate the capacity of the municipality to deal with fires.

 

DISASTER INCIDENTS

During the fiscal year 2017/2018, the municipality experienced diverse types of disaster incidents. Some were natural, and others were human induced such as heavy rains, storms, heavy wind and structural fires, veld fires respectively to name just a few.

In all the incidents the municipality was very proactive to assist the victims in terms of restoring their dignity and bringing their situation back to normal again.

For those that lost their houses in such a way that, they were homeless, and/ or the structures left were not safe for habitation, human settlement is now on board will be implementing their interventions to assist all those affected as indicated above.

 

The hourable Mayor leading relief provision to communities that were affected by storms in different wards of NDZ

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