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Saturday, 11 July 2020

NEMA Warns Of Imminent Flooding In 28 States

The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday said it had written letters to state governors informing them that about 102 local government areas in 28 states were highly probable flood risk areas.
The agency also stated that it had started stock-piling food and non-food items as part of measures to cushion the devastating effect of the impending floods across the country.
It further unveiled a booklet on Disaster Risk Management Implication of 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction.
The Director-General, NEMA, Muhammadu Muhammed, told journalists in Abuja that the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency predicted flooding in parts of Nigeria.
He noted that based on the forecast, 102 LGAs in 28 states fall within the highly probable flood risk areas, while 275 LGAs in the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory fall within the moderately probable flood risk areas.
“The remaining 397 LGAs fall within the low probable flood risk areas,” Muhammed stated.

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