NEMO meets to discuss bush fires

NEMO meets to discuss bush fires

Bush fires are wreaking havoc in the west and south of the country. Over the past week, acres of the San Pedro Columbia Forest Reserve have been destroyed by wildfires. The situation is causing concern among residents of nearby villages, who say their crops are being affected. In hopes of remedying the issue, today, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and the National Emergency Management Organization held a meeting to discuss the situation. Minister of Sustainable Development Orlando Habet spoke to Love News about the unfortunate ordeal. 

Habet noted that in his hometown of San Ignacio/ Santa Elena, wildfires are also posing a threat to the health of residents. He says that the extremely hot weather, coupled with the fires, is creating a very uncomfortable situation for the residents. 

Habet says the fires are also being sparked by farmers utilizing the slash-and-burn method.

Related post

Wildfires continue to displace families in Toledo

Wildfires continue to displace families in Toledo

Another crisis gripping the country is the wildfires in the south. Yesterday, the government announced that it has pledged one million…
Wildfires in Toledo District Prompt State of Public Emergency; NEMO Intensifies Efforts

Wildfires in Toledo District Prompt State of Public Emergency;…

Tonight, residents of the Toledo District remain under threat from the destructive wildfires ravaging the San Pedro Columbia Forest Reserve and…
NEMO Validates Disaster Management Audit Ahead of 2024 Hurricane Season

NEMO Validates Disaster Management Audit Ahead of 2024 Hurricane…

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) met with its various partners yesterday to validate an audit of the country’s disaster management…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *