Bulgarian evacuation and deconcentration measures in disaster situations


Article 52(2)(6) of the Disaster Protection Act includes evacuation and deconcentration as possible measures to be taken in disaster situations. The Ordinance on the Conditions and Procedures for Conducting Evacuation and Deconcentration addresses, specifically, the preservation of valuable historical and archival documents, scientific and technical documentation, movable cultural property, as well as other movable and culturally valuable property as mandatory activities to be undertaken in disaster situations. Under this Ordinance, evacuation and deconcentration shall be planned at municipal, regional, and national levels. The plan must include specific procedures for the accommodation of evacuees and for ensuring secure storage of the relocated cultural material property (if possible, in the same or closest neighbouring municipality/area).

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