Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: FDP: MV must do more for civil protection and disaster control

Are the people of MV prepared to make ends meet if the electricity and heating go out for several days? The FDP is of the opinion that the government must do more for this.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: FDP: MV must do more for civil protection and disaster control

Are the people of MV prepared to make ends meet if the electricity and heating go out for several days? The FDP is of the opinion that the government must do more for this.

Schwerin (dpa / mv) - According to the FDP, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is not well positioned in civil and disaster protection. The state government must make more money available, because civil protection is a state task, said the chairman of the opposition group, René Domke, with a view to the final budget deliberations in the state parliament in the new week. The last civil protection concept dates back to 2015 and urgently needs to be revised. "Floods, tornadoes and power outages are just some of the scenarios we need to prepare for," Domke said.

Against the background of concerns about young people in the blue light organizations, Domke called for an image campaign from the red-red state government to win over children and young people for civil protection and disaster control. A program to increase the resilience of citizens is also needed. "Who can say today that if the worst comes to the worst, they can be on their own for five days?"

From the point of view of the FDP politician, the state should contribute more to the reimbursement of the costs of disaster control exercises. "Currently, only 6,000 euros are to be contributed for this in the coming years. However, that is not enough in the first place and does not do justice to civil defense in any way." In 2018, 23,000 euros were earmarked for this in the state budget. "A large-scale exercise of the water hazard trains in MV alone costs around 46,000 euros, which are largely financed by the aid organizations alone."

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