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Flood destroys 110 houses in Zamfara


The flood disaster that occurred in Zamfara State on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 destroyed 110 houses in Zurmi Local Government Area, an official said on Friday,, August 7. Flooding in northern Nigeria Special Adviser to Gov. Bello Matawalle on Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Fa’ika Ahmad,  disclosed this in Gusau, the state capital. Zurmi is among the ...

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NEMA warns of likely flooding in 28 states, 102 local governments


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted that 28 states and 102 local governments may be at risk of flooding due to impending heavy rainfall. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Olusegun Afolayan, Director, Operations of NEMA in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states, gave the warning while speaking with newsmen after sensitising some residents on how flooding ...

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NEMA raises alert over seven flood-prone LGAs in Zamfara

Flooding in Nigeria

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged the Zamfara State Government to prepare for possible floods in seven of its local government areas (LGAs). Flooding in Nigeria NEMA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ezekiel Manzo, said on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Gusau, the state capital, that a flood alert had been issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet). NiMet, ...

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Over 200 die after weeks of flooding, landslides in South Asia

Asia flooding

Weeks of severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh on Monday, July 20, 2020 left more than 200 dead, with high waters continuing to threaten communities. Millions of people have been affected by flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal According to Nepal’s National Disaster Agency, in Nepal, the natural disasters triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall have killed 114 ...

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NEMA issues flood alerts to 28 states, 102 LGAs


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 102 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 28 states in the country fall within highly probable flood risk areas this year. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 AVM Muhammadu Mohammed, the Director General of NEMA, raised the alert at a news conference on the agency’s plan for the “2020 Flood Preparedness, ...

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NEMA strategises, inaugurates committee to tackle flooding


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has inaugurated a special committee to adequately prepare, mitigate and respond to saving lives and providing supports to flood-prone communities. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director-General of the agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd.), while inaugurating the committee on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Abuja, said it was part of the agency’s efforts to step ...

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Edo lifts regulations on waste management to curb flooding


The Edo State Government says it has mapped out plans to lift regulations on waste management as part of the efforts to clean and check menace of flooding in major cities across the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Charles Inariagbe, General Manager of the State Waste Management Board, made this known at a press briefing on Tuesday, ...

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20 dead, 14 missing after torrential rains batter south-western Japan

Japan flooding

At least 20 people were dead and 14 unaccounted for while rescuers were rushing to find survivors in south-western Japan, where record-breaking torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding, local media reported on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades. Photo credit: Fourteen others were feared dead a day after flooding hit a rural ...

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Imo bans mining in Owerri to curb erosion, flooding

Hope Uzodinma

Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has banned all mining activities in Owerri and its environs to preserve the environment against effects of erosion and flooding. Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State Uzodinma, represented by the State Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Dr Ikechukwu Njoku, gave the order while speaking with newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, on Friday, June ...

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28 states at risk of flood, says Hydrological Agency

Annual Flood Outlook

No fewer than 102 local government areas in 28 states are at risk of flooding, according to the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), released by the Nigeria Hydrological Survey Agency (NIHSA) on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu (middle); Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Comfort Ekaro (right); and Clement Nze, Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological ...

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