As more urban cities continue to experience massive flooding this rainy season, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised communities located along flood plains to adopt necessary precautionary measures following increased rainfalls and dangers of being affected by the disaster.
The Director General of NEMA Muhammad Sani-Sidi gave the advice today as the agency’s preliminary reports from urban flood in Fagge area of Kano municipality indicates six deaths and 276 affected people while other victims sustained serious injuries.
A team from the Northwest zone of NEMA in Kaduna led by the coordinator Alhaji Mustapha Suleiman has moved to Kano State to inspect and assess the damages caused by the flood.
Sani-Sidi said the early warning alert given over the threat of flood in parts of the country this year was real as a result of climate change. He said communities in flood prone areas must be on alert and relocate temporarily to safe higher grounds where necessary to avoid being affected by the disaster.
The Director General said NEMA was very much concern about the dangers from climate change, therefore had flagged off a regional sensitization workshops aimed at creating awareness on how communities could adapt to the changes. He called on the state and local governments to assist the endangered communities in their areas.
ManY urban cities, including the nation’s commercial center, Lagos have been experienced heavy flooding