Almaty prepares for earthquakes

Almaty prepares for earthquakes

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In Almaty, each house will be equipped with evacuation schemes so that residents in the event of an earthquake can follow to shelters without panic. The evacuation drills will be held in the fall.

The entire population of Almaty will learn how to evacuate during earthquakes, schemes with routes to shelters will be placed near residential buildings.

In Almaty, the population will be prepared for possible emergencies, including earthquakes. Stands with evacuation schemes will be installed at entrances to residential buildings, Mayor of the city Yerbolat Dosaev says. Evacuation to shelters will be worked out during evacuation drills that are planned to be carried out this fall. Residents will be notified and prepared.

According to the head of Almaty, today, not all shelters meet the requirements. “Last Saturday I went around, inspected shelters. Some of them are in poor condition. To solve the problem, I gave the relevant instructions,” Dosaev says.