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Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures

Flood in Nigeria

In recent times, flooding has been a recurrent problem in most parts of the world including Nigeria; there exist reports of flooding in some towns and cities during downpours. Flood hazard is measured by possibility of occurrence of their damaging consequences, conceived generally as flood risk, or by their impact on society, conceived usually as the loss of lives and ...

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NEMA confirms death of pastor, wife in Imo flood

Mustapha Maihaja

Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in a community in Imo State. Ugoh confirmed the incident on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, the state capital. NAN reports that the ...

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95 die in Philippine landslides, 59 still missing

Itogon landslide

The death toll in two major landslides that struck the Philippines recently has climbed to 95, authorities said on Monday, September 24, 2018. Officials said as of Sunday a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet province in the northern Philippines. Meanwhile a total of 46 bodies have so ...

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Monarch weeps as floods submerge town, villages

Jigawa flood

The District Head of Auyo in Jigawa State, Alhaji Umar Baffa, wept openly on Saturday, September 22, 2018 over the devastation caused by flood in Auyo town and other villages in the district. Baffa, who holds the title of Sarkin Auyon Hadejia, said at his palace that the flood, caused by the overflow of the Hadeja-Jamaare River, completely submerged the town ...

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NEWMAP, Anambra move to rescue erosion-threatened court premises

Erosion Awka

The Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has begun the process of controlling gully erosion threatening the Federal High Court and other property at the Alex Ekwueme erosion site, Awka, the Anambra State capital. Mr Mike Ivenso, Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Deptember 23, 2018 in Awka that the ...

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Flood submerges Otuoke-Onuebum Road in Bayelsa

Seriake Dickson

The Otuoke-Onuebum Road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has been taken over by flood, as vehicles now pass through Elebele Road, a longer distance, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that Otuoke is the home town of former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. A staff of the Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Mr Clever Ogbodi, told ...

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UN, partners support Nigeria’s response to flooding

Stephane Dujarric

The UN has announced that it is supporting the Nigerian Government-led rapid assessment and response to the flooding disaster in the country, in collaboration with its humanitarian partners. The UN spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, said this at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Dujarric said: “On Nigeria, over the past two weeks, ...

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NEMA advises residents of flood-prone areas in Imo to relocate

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NAN) has advised residents in seven flood-prone communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State to quit their homes to prevent any calamity. Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office of NEMA, gave the advice on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 when he led officials of the agency to assess river level ...

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Flooding: Schools shut in Anambra community as distribution of relief materials commences

Anambra flood

All primary, post primary and tertiary schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra have been temporarily closed in reaction to the flood disaster in the area. The council Chairman, Mr Arinze Awogu, disclosed this while inaugurating the distribution of relief materials at the council headquarters, Atani on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Awogu said the closure of the schools was ...

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Flood shuts down Oko Poly campus

Willie Obiano

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has directed its students in Atani Campus to vacate immediately, due to flooding that has submerged the campus. In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Awka, the state capital, the management of the institution said that the order became imperative, to ...

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