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SEMA, environment ministry collaborate to battle Kano flood

Flooding in Kano

The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (KASEMA) on Saturday, May 8, 2021 announced plans to collaborate with the state Ministry for Environment to prevent flood across the state. Flooding in Kano Dr Saleh Jili, Executive Secretary of the agency, gave the assurance in Kano, the state capital. Jili noted that the agency would give necessary support to ensure flood free environment, ...

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Hydrological Services Agency decries slow response to flood warnings

NIHSA

The Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr Clement Nze, has expressed worry over the slow response by most states when flood warnings are issued. At the unveiling of the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) 2021 by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu. The Minister is flanked by the Perm Sec FMWR, Mrs Walson Jack, the Director General NIHSA, Clement ...

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UN food agency signals alarm as drought threatens Madagascar

Madagascar

More than 1 million people are facing malnourishment in southern Madagascar as the country suffers its worst drought in 40 years, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday, May 7, 2021. Drought in Madagascar The crisis has seen numerous children suffering from chronic nutritional shortfalls, often requiring medical assistance. Noting that the problem could soon grow worse, the WFP said ...

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28 states at risk of severe flooding – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu dropped the hint at the public presentation of the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in Abuja. He listed the states ...

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NEMA calls for efficient use of dams to curtail floods

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mohammadu Muhammed, has called for the proper utilisation of the nation’s dams to curtail flooding in the country. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Muhammed said this on the sidelines of the public presentation of the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), in Abuja, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. According to ...

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Tanzania’s Zanzibar halts marine transport over looming tropical cyclone

Tropical cyclone Jobo

Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Saturday, April 24, 2021 announced the temporary suspension of marine transport due to the looming tropical cyclone, Jobo. Tropical cyclone Jobo hits Seychelles This is contained in a statement from the Minister of State in the Office of Zanzibar’s Vice-President. According to the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA), the cyclone is expected to make a landfall in Tanzania’s ...

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Death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja rises to 177 in Indonesia

Cyclone Seroja

The death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province rose to 177, a local official said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. This general view shows where part of a road was washed away in Dili on April 6, 2021, after Tropical Cyclone Seroja battered the Southeast Asian nation, killing dozens and leaving thousands homeless. Photo credi: ...

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Volcano erupts on island of St Vincent, ejecting huge tower of ash

Volcano

Residents of the Caribbean island of St Vincent were bracing for a rain of ash and wondering what else would come after the La Soufriere volcano erupted explosively on Friday, April 9, 2021 the first time it has done so since 1979. Eruption of La Soufriere on the Caribbean island of St Vincent. Photo credit: @Exhausted33; @Mz_Collis Researchers with the ...

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165 dead, 45 missing due to tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia

Cyclone Seroja

The death toll of tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia rose to 165 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This general view shows where part of a road was washed away in Dili on April 6, 2021, after Tropical Cyclone Seroja battered the Southeast Asian nation, killing dozens and leaving thousands homeless. ...

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NEMA to map out ‘vulnerable communities’ in response to NiMet predictions

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is to map out vulnerable communities in response to the 2021 Seasonal Climate Predictions. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Director-General of the agency, rtd. AVM Muhammadu  Muhammed, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 during a two-day Experts’ Technical Workshop on “Disaster Risk Management” in Abuja. Muhammed said that the decision to map ...

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