Flood To Hit Some Part of Nigeria In Coming days -NiMet
Nimet (The Nigeria Meteorological Agency) weather forecast has shown that some part of Nigeria like Borno, Kebbi, Sokoto and others would be flooded in the coming days
NiMet said its soil moisture analysis and the weather patterns showed tht some parts of these states are at high flood risk areas.
The DG of NiMet, Prof. Mansur Matazu, disclosed thus in Abuja on Tuesday at apress briefing. Recall flooding already ravaging in some communities in Jigwa state following increased rainfall in the last days. Hundreds of houses and hectares of farmlands have been ravaged by the flood.
NiMet predictions shies that these patterns will continue in the coming days or weeks. The DG said in the recent analysis of the soil moisture carried out in the last 48 hours showed the states were most vulnerable to flood.
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He said “The high risks areas are central parts of Borno state, the northern parts of kerbing including central parts of kaduna State and some parts Delta state.
According to Nimet Dg, the medium of risk areas include central parks of kebbi, Zamfara,Niger and western parts of kaduna.
While the remaining parts of the country he said the forecast shows low risk to flood.
Prof. Matazu who also briefed on the climatic conditions for the remaining wet season indicated that southwestern states like lagos, Ogun, Osun and much of Oyo, Ondo, parts of Ekiti will experience normal to above rainfall in the period under review ; while normal rainfall conditions are expected in the central states, most of kaduna, Adamawa, Edo. Edition, Oyo and Ondo States.
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He said normal to below normal conditions are expected over the south south and the inland states such as Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa ibom and Enugu States.
NiMet advised she’s and emergency response agencies to create awareness around vulnerable areas and advise residents on evacuation plans. He said those who live around flood plans are vulnerable and should take safe precautions.
He encouraged states to work with communities to mitigates the impact of the flood.