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Writer Kim Yeji
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Subject Gangdong-gu operates the National Emergency Management Agency 24 hours a day in preparation for heavy rains and typhoons in summer

Gangdong-gu will operate the "The National Emergency Management Agency for Storm and Flood Disaster" 24 hours a day from the 15th in preparation for the upcoming summer storm and flood damage.

The plan is to establish a quick and systematic response system by setting the five-month period from May 15 to October 15 as a "adjustment of safety countermeasure period for storm and flood disasters" and operating the "The National Emergency Management Agency Headquarters" 24 hours a day.

The National Emergency Management Agency consists of 25 departments in 13 classes in order to more effectively prevent disasters and protect residents, and operates 24 hours a day according to the plan of peace, reinforcement: first stage (preparation), second stage (warning), and third stage (emergency) depending on weather conditions.

As a preliminary measure to minimize damage from natural disasters, the district has completed inspections and maintenance of three rainwater pumping stations, 18 floodgates, five six-gap gates, Godeokcheon Stream embankments and trails, and plans to complete dredging of sewage pipes and rainwater by June before the rainy season.

In addition, 13 working-level teams and related agencies of the district office and community center will participate in the disaster prevention drill at the Seongnae Rain Pumping Station on the 24th. Through this, an emergency work system for each department will be established, and a system will be established for both related agencies and the private sector to jointly respond to disasters.

For 1,285 flood-vulnerable households, 729 care workers consisting of public officials and emergency volunteers have completed care activities to prepare them for torrential rains, and households that need flood prevention facilities to block sewage backflow can be installed free of charge.

"We will do our best to inspect facilities and prepare in advance to minimize damage to residents from natural disasters such as torrential rains and typhoons in summer," a district official said. “Residents should also take care by removing rainwater cover in front of their homes and checking sewers and drains in advance.”