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Lagos coastline projects to blame for flooding, says group

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

18 dead, N700m property destroyed in Kano flooding Nigeria Flood

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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UNCCD: Long-term solutions needed to curb disasters

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The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is seeking long-term solutions to disasters such as drought and floods that are affecting communities all over the world. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, who made the submission recently when announcing the plans for this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification, noted that the droughts and floods beating down on ...

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Misery as torrential rain causes devastating floods in Britain

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Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in York after flood gates protecting the historic city were deliberately opened by the Environment Agency – sending raging torrents through the streets. The authority took to the decision to open the Foss Barrier – a flood defence which protects the city – amid fears water had got inside the main ...

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Photos: UK hit by worst floods in decades

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The United Kingdom has of recent experienced intense downpours, leading to rivers bursting their banks and leaving hundreds of homes submerged in floodwater. Residents in the UK continue to be evacuated as the nation comes to terms with the horrific widespread flooding.  

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The other side of floods in Malawi

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With Malawi’s population hovering at 15 million and 80 percent living in rural areas, agricultural and environmental experts feel crop diversification and adoption of winter cropping using water harvested from floods or rainfall would help the country have abundance food. Chrissy Chidikha, Village Head (VH) from Kadzumba Traditional Authority (T/A) Maseya in Chikwawa District and a victim of heavy flooding, ...

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