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Colombia landslide kills over 250


Flooding and mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia, sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pyjamas, scrambling to evacuate. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks on to buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands reduce disaster impact


With the theme: “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Management”, mankind will on Thursday, 02 January celebrate the 2017 edition of the World Wetlands Day. The world will attempt to raise awareness around the theme, in the light of the fact that the frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years – driven by climate and weather related ...

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Floods kill one, destroy 100 homes in Zamfara

Dr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar

Following torrential rains across northern Nigeria, floods have destroyed about 100 houses and rendered over 500 people homeless in Zamfara State, Northwest part of the country. A 60-year-old woman was also reported to have been killed in the floods which occurred recently. Victims are now calling for assistance from the government. The floods, which occurred in Gumi and Gayari towns ...

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Lamentations as ocean inundates Lagos coastal community

Okun Alfa

The aftermath of over 72-hours of rain-fueled ocean surge that ravaged Okun Alfa (popularly known as Alfa Beach), a coastal community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos has left the residents melancholic and in turmoil. The ocean surge which happened around 9 p.m on September 2, flooded the community, demolished six buildings and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.The ...

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How to build a flood-resilient Lagos


An environmentalist, Dr Bolanle Wahab, says responsible behaviour in all spheres of life would increase the resilience of Lagos to flood disaster risk. Wahab, of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, said this recently in Lagos during a City Resilience Workshop. The workshop, themed: “Local Governments and Communities working for a Climate Resilient Lagos”, was organised ...

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Flood victims receive donations from lawmaker


Victims of the recent flood that occurred in Bachaka town of Gudu local government area (LGA) of Sokoto State on Monday received a donation of relief materials worth N5 million from the member that‎ represents Gudu/Tangaza Federal Constituency, Isa Kalanjeni. The relief materials donated to alleviate the suffering of the victims include 300 bags of cement, 30 bundles of roofing ...

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Flood destroys 50 homes in Sokoto’s Gudu LGA


Flood on Tuesday morning destroyed about 50 houses in Bachaka village of Gudu Local Government Area (LGA) in Sokoto State. The State House of Assembly member representing Gudu LGA, Sani Yakubu, told news men in Sokoto on Wednesday that the disaster was as a result of several hours of heavy downpour. According to Yakubu, “The disaster affected about 300 families, leaving them ...

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18 dead, N700m property destroyed in Kano flooding

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said no fewer than 18 persons lost their lives and property worth over N700 million to flood in Kano State in the past two weeks. This was contained in a statement by the North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, in Kano on Saturday. According to the statement, the massive ...

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21 North West Zone LGAs to experience flooding, warns NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that about 21 Local Government Areas will be affected by flood in the North West zone. The North West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Musa Ilallah, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Tuesday. The coordinator said the agency has taken all a proactive measures to ...

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Impending flood: Riverside communities asked to evacuate

Muhammad Sani Sidi

Intense rainfall and rising water levels that may likely result to dangerous floods have instigated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to advise communities along the River Niger to be evacuated to safer places. Director General (DG) of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, in a statement issued by Sani Datti of the Media and Publicity Unit of the Agency on Saturday, ...

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