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Rainfall: Agency gives early warning to avert flooding

Nigeria flood

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) has advised states, local governments and individuals to take early precautionary measures to avoid flooding this rainy season. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Mr Clement Nze, NHSA Director-General, gave ...

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HYPADEC board commences inspection of Benue communities threatened by flooding

Abubakar Yelwa

The Board and Management of the Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) has commenced inspection of ecological problems threatening communities in Benue State, for immediate action. Abubakar Yelwa, HYPADEC MD The Board Chairman, Terfa Ityav; Managing Director, Mr Abubakar Yelwa; board members; and top management staff, were all on the inspection team. Yelwa said the HYPADEC would address ...

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Food insecurity: No place at the dining table

Sustainable food policies

Sharing a meal is one basic need of humans but for too many the question “what’s for lunch” doesn’t have an easy answer. Food insecurity is the uncertainty of having enough food to eat daily and farmers in doubt of having sufficient food from harvest of most farming seasons. Flooding and drought add to the woes of farmers, leading 14 ...

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Himalayan glacier breaks in India, up to 150 feared dead in floods

Himalayan glacier

As many as 150 people were feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, February 7, 2021. People walk past a destroyed dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in Chamoli district, the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Feb. 7, 2021. ...

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Cyclone Eloise: Nine killed in Africa’s east coast, heavy rains, floods in South Africa

Cyclone Eloise Beira

At least nine people were reported killed after tropical cyclone Eloise hit Africa’s east coast at the weekend with wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour and heavy rain. Aerial view of flooding in Beira in the wake of the cyclone. Photo credit: Mercy Air via Reuters The majority of the deaths were reported in worst-hit Mozambican port ...

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Malaysia’s floods worsen as numbers of dead, displaced rise

Malaysia flood

The number of people displaced by deadly seasonal flooding in Malaysia has climbed by around 11,000 over the past day to reach almost 50,000. Flood ravages Malaysia The Department of Social Welfare said on Friday, January 8, 2021 that 47,797 people had been evacuated from flooded regions, mostly along the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, with the state of Pahang worst-hit. Three related ...

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Flooding affects 129,000, kills 68 – NEMA

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that no fewer than 129,000 persons were affected, while 68 persons were killed by flooding in different parts of the country this year. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the 2020 Flood After Action Review Technical Meeting organised for ...

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Worried over flooding, govt reiterates commitment to address menace

Nigeria flood

The Federal Government on Thursday, December 3, 2020 expressed concern over the increase of flooding and reiterated commitment to intensify efforts to effectively address the situation. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Minister of Environment, Dr ...

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Over 1m people affected by floods in South Sudan, says UN

South Sudan flood

The UN humanitarian agency said an estimated 1.03 million people have been affected by flooding across South Sudan since July 2020. Flooding in South Sudan The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) disclosed this on Thursday, November 19 in Juba. The UN said Jonglei region has been the worst affected with 404,000 people, followed by the Greater ...

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Bayelsa inaugurates technical study to address flooding


The Bayelsa State Government says it has adopted scientific methods in finding solutions to the adverse impact of perennial flooding in the state due to its topography. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Moses Teibowei, the Bayelsa Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, said in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday, October 30, 2020 that results of the technology driven solution ...

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