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The appeal of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in connection with the difficult situation due to floods.

Dear compatriots!

I am writing to you in connection with the difficult situation with spring floods after heavy snowmelt.

A natural disaster has occurred, the equal of which has not been seen for many years.

Perhaps this is the largest disaster in terms of its scale and consequences over the past 80 years.

Due to floods, a local emergency regime has been declared in ten regions of the country (Abai, Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and Ulytau regions).

Following my criticism and instructions, the Government has stepped up efforts to reduce the effects of the flood and is taking appropriate measures.

A Republican headquarters headed by the Prime Minister has been established.

Both the head of Government, his deputies, and the Minister of Emergency Situations visit the affected regions.

All rescue operations on the ground are under my personal control.

All the resources of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, as well as the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard, the Armed Forces and the National Security Committee have been mobilized to combat the disaster.

Akimats of the affected regions work around the clock, and several tens of thousands of volunteers provide them with great assistance on the ground.

The situation is difficult, but you should not despair, we will fix this situation.

The main thing is to prevent human casualties.

Addressing the citizens affected by the flood, I want to say: none of you will be left without the attention of the state, all of you will be provided with financial and other necessary assistance, all your material losses will be compensated.

We must learn all the lessons from these massive floods. There are many of them, ranging from shortcomings in organizational measures to prevent natural disasters, a shortage of water workers and ending with our disregard for nature.

The Government and local authorities should continue to effectively coordinate flood control efforts.

It is necessary to ensure law and order in the flooded territories.

On my order, the Ministry of Defense will send additional military units to combat the elements.

I am instructing the Government to disperse the state material reserve and help the residents.

The Government also needs to quickly develop an effective mechanism for compensation of damage and
explain it to all victims. The amounts must be commensurate with the damage suffered.

I instruct you to send deputy prime ministers to the regions where the difficult flood situation persists to coordinate the work of the Government. They will stay there until the situation normalizes.

The Information Headquarters must continuously and comprehensively inform citizens about all measures taken by the State.

I appeal to the media, opinion leaders and bloggers: do not spread unverified information that contributes to panic.

In such a situation, actions aimed at consolidating power and society are of particular importance.

I ask citizens to trust only official sources of information.

I express my gratitude to the rescuers, police officers, volunteers and all concerned citizens involved in the fight against the elements.

At this difficult moment for the country, the unity and cohesion of our society are more important than ever.

I am sure that together we will definitely overcome this element!

Source: akorda.kz
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