In the frame of the project PREVENT/ CB005.1.11.165 which is implementing under the European Union Funded Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey Cross-Border Cooperation Program coordinated in Turkey by its National Authority – Ministry of European Union Affairs in Uzunkopru and Dimitrovgrad were successfully introduced early warning systems in operation.
After realization of the project Uzunkopru Municipality introduced in operation a Flood Prevention Information System. The system includes four water level measuring stations and one control centre where up-to-date information on the level of the Krkkakak River water is obtained, is being installed in the Ataturk Cultural Centre of Uzunkopu Municipality. The system allows 48 hours before the disaster to alert the appropriate authorities and instances to take the necessary precautions.
At the same time, a Fire Observation and Early Warning System was set up in Dimitrovgrad. The system consists of a thermal camera located in an automatic control tower and a control center. The tower is located near the village of Krepost and sends video images to the control center built in the building of Dimitrovgrad municipality. Thanks to the thermal camera, it is ensured that the fires are detected at a very early stage and by signalization send to the control center is ensured warning the relevant instances on time.