The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has dispatched its Operation Thunderbolt 2021 team to areas in the northern part of the country that experience floods during the spillage of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso.
Operation Thunderbolt team specifically comprises trained personnel of diverse fields that are deployed by the organisation to manage disasters to save lives and property.
It includes divers, rescuers, information technology officers and operation staff, among others.
The Director-General of NADMO, Hon. Nana Agyemang-Prempeh speaking to the media yesterday said that NADMO was well prepared for the task ahead.
He said the Operation Thunderbolt team went with the necessary equipment and human resource and that they would be joined by disaster officers in the regions to undertake the operations.
“We are going with boats and other equipment, and I can say without any shred of equivocation that we are ready,” he said.
He however appealed to the chiefs and opinion leaders to entreat residents of the flood-prone areas to move to higher and safer grounds and integrate with family and friends in such areas.