Cyclone: President Out to Shape Busi Island’s Recovery

By Sulah Kagugube

HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Donated 1000 Iron Sheets,Two Tonnes of Posh,One Tonne of Beans and Other Relief items to those affected when the cyclone hit Kinywante-Busi Island in Wakiso District.

Minister for Primary Education,Wakiso Women Member Of Parliament Rosemary Sseninde delivered the relief items to the Busi locals on behalf of the Government.

Sseninde commended the President for the Quick response to the affected communities in Busi after heavy cyclic winds roamed with destruction on Saturday 25th April this year leaving one(1) dead and at least 20 people injured and plantations and houses destroyed.

Sseninde impelled the Local folk to desist from taking Covid-19 for granted ,because it is a deadly disease and reminded them that HIV/AIDS is still looming large with no cure thus should be mindful of their health.

According to hon Minister cases of difilement and rape in Busi Fish landing site are on the rise especially against humble families who were mostly affected .

Entebbe RDC Haji Noor Njuki Mbabali the Head of security while addressing the locals,vows to arrest whoever involve in defiling the marginalized young girls,taken to courts of law and charged for their acts.

RDC also urged the local leaders not to politicize while distributing relief item and reminded them to mantain social diatance to avoid covid 19 especially in this period of increased water levels affecting them.

The Minister was in company of The Red Cross Society led by Mr Robert Kiggundu, his team will help in the distribution of these relief items and also extend counseling services to the affected communities.

What is a Cyclone?

Cyclone formation

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica;

A cyclone, also called typhoon or hurricane, an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressurehigh winds, and heavy rain. Drawing energy from the sea surface and maintaining its strength as long as it remains over warm water, a tropical cyclone generates winds that exceed 119 km (74 miles) per hour. In extreme cases winds may exceed 240 km (150 miles) per hour, and gusts may surpass 320 km (200 miles) per hour. Accompanying these strong winds are torrential rains and a devastating phenomenon known as the storm surge, an elevation of the sea surface that can reach 6 metres (20 feet) above normal levels. Such a combination of high winds and water makes cyclones a serious hazard for coastal areas in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. 

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