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Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake – Study

Lake Turkana

For years it appeared as though Lake Turkana, which sits in an arid part of northern Kenya, was drying up. Lake Turkana, Kenya Its main river inflows had been muffled by dams and many feared water levels were poised to drop by two-thirds, causing the lake to cleave into two smaller bodies of water. It was, one report said, an African “Aral ...

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NEMA calls for efficient use of dams to curtail floods

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mohammadu Muhammed, has called for the proper utilisation of the nation’s dams to curtail flooding in the country. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Muhammed said this on the sidelines of the public presentation of the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), in Abuja, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. According to ...

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Tropical cyclone kills at least 76 in Indonesia, East Timor

Cyclone flood

Floods and landslides, triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, have killed at least 76 people and displaced thousands, officials said on Monday, April 5, 2021. A man wearing a helmet carries his goods through the water in an area affected by floods after heavy rains in Dili, East Timor, April ...

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Droughts, floods may undermine Africa’s economic progress – Afreximbank

Prof. Benedict Oramah

African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) says the increasing frequency of droughts and floods over the last two decades may undermine Africa’s economic progress. Prof. Benedict Oramah, President Afreximbank Prof. Benedict Oramah, President Afreximbank, said this in Cairo, Egypt, at an online seminar on scaling up climate finance in Africa, a statement issued by Afreximbank stated. The seminar was jointly organised by ...

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Lagos coastline projects to blame for flooding, says group

Lekki flood

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has blamed the recourse of the Lagos State Government to environmentally-unfriendly projects along the entire Lagos coastline, especially the Lekki-Ajah axis, for massive the floods that submerged houses in several parts of the state during last week’s heavy downpour. The floods ravaged parts of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi, Ajah, Oniru and ...

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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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Floods ravage Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun


About 60 houses were submerged by flood in Kaduna communities as a result of heavy rainfall which occurred as a result of long hours of heavy downpour that started on Friday morning till evening of that day. The flood affected houses, schools and shops within the state metropolis including Hayin Dan Mani, Hayin Bello new extension, Abubakar Kigo Road new ...

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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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Louisiana floods: Worst U.S. disaster since Sandy

John Booth

The death toll from Louisiana’s flooding has risen to 11, as thousands of volunteers are rushing to assist the state stricken by what American Red Cross officials called the U.S.’s worst national disaster since Superstorm Sandy. More than 40,000 homes have been hit by the water, and 30,000 people been rescued. Nearly 8,000 people still remain in emergency shelters, as ...

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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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