Families who were affected by a Friday freak storm in Billy White Village, Cayo, are slowly picking up the pieces in the aftermath. NEMO has been on the ground since the storm and correspondent Elaine Berry spoke to NEMO District Coordinator Johnny Ramclam about the organization’s post-storm interventions.
Elaine Berry, Cayo Correspondent: Love News sat down with Johnny Ramclam, District Coordinator for NEMO Cayo district who told us more about their findings and their assessments to the families.
Johnny Ramclam, District Coordinator, NEMO Cayo District: “We received information from the chairman of the village of Billie White from what they described as a mini tornado that affected some homes in the village. Upon getting that information myself and the assistant district coordinator Mr.Mai we visited the area. Upon reaching there we noticed that there were three homes that were partially destroyed by what we later learnt was a thunderstorm. Three homes that received roof damage. We proceeded in doing a detailed assessment of what all got damaged. From there we did a report and sent it up to our superiors. From there we rolled out an immediate assistance that we would normally do in any other cases like this. We immediately provided the family with some food, water and some tarps to cover the affected area should it rain themselves and their property could stay dry with these tarps for the time being.”
Elaine Berry, Cayo Correspondent: A follow up on the assessment was sent to the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for evaluation.