NOEL IYOMBWA writes
THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) emergency team on Thursday evening responded to flash floods that were experienced in the eastern part of the city.
LCC public relations manager George Sichimba said the flash floods, arising from the heavy downpour, caused serious flooding in homes and other places.
He said LCC emergency team quickly responded to the emergency by mobilizing the pressure jet and fire engines to pump out water from some seriously affected homes and places.
Mr Sichimba explained that the team comprises fire fighters and engineers who had been activated to respond to emergencies like floods.
“The operation continued through the night and will go on even today. Other stakeholders such the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) and Zambia Police also joined the operation in order to mitigate the problem as quickly as possible.
“Thursday’s downpour in the area overwhelmed the drainages and the storm water burst into homes and other places,” he said.
He said Council will continue the programme of drainage cleaning throughout the city to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“Residents are also encouraged to join hands with the local authorirty by stopping the habit of dumping waste in drainages,” said