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Anambra urges EEDC to cut electricity supply to flood-prone areas

Willie Obiano

Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr Arinze Awogu, has directed the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to cut supply to flood-prone areas for fear of massive electrocution. Awogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the state capital, on Sunday, September 16, 2018 that most electricity installations in the areas had been submerged due ...

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Warships, 7,000 troops respond as Hurricane Florence causes catastrophic flooding

Hurricane Florence

Pentagon deployed two amphibious warships – USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington – to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance for Hurricane Florence following Hurricane Florence’s landfall. The U.S. Department of Defense said about 7,000 troops were also deployed to respond to Florence in the coming days after it caused catastrophic flooding in North and South Carolina. Pentagon said ...

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Government approves N3b to address flood disasters

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received N3 billion to respond to the looming flood disasters following a red alert issued on September 7, 2018 by the National Hydological Services Agency (NHISA). Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA, made this known on Saturday, September 15 in Abuja during a meeting involving NEMA officials and stakeholders to assess the reports ...

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Buhari delegates NEMA to declare ‘National Disaster’ on flooding

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has delegated authority to the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, to declare a “national disaster’’ if anticipated flooding turns a reality in parts of the country. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja, said the President’s directive followed a warning by the Nigeria Hydrological ...

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Flood ravages 700 houses, farmlands in Rivers communities

Nyesom-Wike

No fewer than 700 houses including large farmlands have been affected by flash floods following heavy rains in parts of Rivers, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to Mr Martins Ejike, the Rivers Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the flood began since August 2018. He said that areas affected by flood in the State included Rumukpokwu, Elekohia ...

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Flood sacks 35 communities in Edo, renders 30,000 homeless

Godwin-Obaseki

No fewer than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo State have been sacked by flood, occasioned by unending rains and overflow of the River Niger. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flood, which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas. NAN ...

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Council moves to save flood-threatened Jigawa bridge from collapse

Gov. Muhammad Badaru

The Kirikasamma Local Government Council in Jigawa State has commenced erection of a sandbag embankment at Marawaji Bridge to save it from imminent collapse. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridge, which connects 20 other communities, is being threatened by flood. Speaking at the project site on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Kirikassama, the council’s Chairman, Alhaji ...

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Flood: NEMA places Disaster Response Units on red alert

Abeokuta flooding

The Director-General (DG), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, has placed all Disaster Response Units across the country on red alert due to rise in water level. NEMA Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, who represented the DG, announced this on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Ilorin, Kwara State, when a NEMA team visited the ...

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Rainstorm destroys 4,000 houses in Katsina

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says 4,000 houses have been destroyed by rainstorms in some parts of the state during this year’s rainy season. The SEMA Executive Secretary, Alhaji Haruna Musa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Katsina, the state capital, on Thursday, September 13, 2018, said two persons have also died in building collapse during the season. ...

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Flooding: Bayelsa, Anambra move to avert danger

Yenagoa

The Bayelsa and Anambra state governments are taking steps to ensure that the anticipated flooding expected in some states does not have adverse consequences on residents. Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, gave the assurance on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa. Similarly, the National Emergency Management ...

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