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Maryland community suffers severe damage after flooding

Ellicott City

A community in Maryland in the US suffered “severe” damage from floods, including damaged buildings and cars swept away by rushing water, after around six inches of rain fell in the area on Saturday, officials said. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman told WBALTV flooding caused damage to buildings and cars in Ellicott City, a town of around 65,000 in Howard ...

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Phones, radio key for early warning – Experts


Use of mobile telephone technologies and community radio services has been cited as one of the best methods of sharing and disseminating climate information for effective early warning, and adaptation. Experts attending the sixth session of the Africa Water Week (AWW-6) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, have pointed out that early warning systems can be set up to avoid or reduce the ...

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Government abandons Sokoto flood victims

Flooding in Nigeria

A week after a heavy flood destroyed 52 houses in Wurno town, headquarters of Wurno Local Government Council of Sokoto State in North West Nigeria, no action has so far been taken as at the time of filing this report. Investigation by EnviroNews reveals that, in spite of the fact that the incident occurred on July 4th 2016, the local ...

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UNICEF prepares Nigerians for rainy season, flooding

Olusoji Adeniyi

Following the commencement of rainy season in parts of Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is sensitising stakeholders on the need to start early preparation against flood in the country. In 2015, hundreds of houses and lives were destroyed by floods that affected more than 10 states across the country. Thousands of people in both rural and urban communities ...

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Flood control: How Dutch use water to battle water

Tube Barrier

Just as controlled fires are used to stop larger bush fires, researchers are embracing the use of water-laden components to make dams and control flooding. Flood-prone Netherlands, in the bid to adapt to its peculiar situation, is adopting alternatives to the traditional sandbags, which are being replaced by a range of innovative “waterbags” as flood defences. Courtesy of the Flood ...

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Floods overrun Germany, France, Austria


Torrential rain has hit Germany, France and Austria leaving hundreds of pupils stranded in their schools and families have been forced to scramble to their rooftops to escape the rising deluge. Several areas in Paris were under red alert as the Seine River burst its banks in several places after four days of almost non-stop rain caused severe flooding in ...

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Nigeria, Cameroon asked to dialogue over Benue River flow

Adamawa State

Civil society organisations (CSOs) based in Adamawa State in North East Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Cameroonian government on how the two countries could mutually benefit from the River Benue. Rising from a three-day capacity building workshop that ended 22 April, the CSOs, in a communique, lamented that the construction of the Lagdo Dam on ...

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Government agencies urged on measures against El Nino effects


Relevant government agencies have been urged to adopt policies aimed at restoring the coastal marine ecosystem in order to check possible reduction in fishing yield caused by the effects of El Nino, a phenomenon that brings about changes in the atmospheric system. Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and HOD, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Dr Nasiru Idris, who made ...

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60 million people endangered as El Niño threatens


The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño El Niño is a warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean which affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the world but most intensely in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, and ...

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A tale of a primary school in distress in Edo State

School children

The flooding situation at the Evbuotubu Primary School has entered its 12th year, but there is nothing to show that help is in sight for these children It was 10:00am or thereabout. Abies, a pupil of Evbuotubu Primary School, has just been asked out of the class. She had been down with illness and has not been in school for ...

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