Don’t treat flash flood warning in 34 states with kid gloves, NiMet tells states

The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Thursday, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021 according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet)

The agency has also advised Nigerians not to treat this current update with kid gloves as the previous three-day forecast issued towards the end of last month was 100 percent accurate with disheartening tales of lives and property affected significantly.

DG NIMET, Prof. Matazu

According to the agency, the flash flood could affect states such as, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Kebbi, Niger, FCT, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Kwara, Oyo, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Abia and River States.

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General Manager, Public Affairs, NiMET, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim in a press statement said, consequently, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency has advised that the slim chances of flash flood events on roads, settlements, farmlands and bridges could be more pronounced and as a result there are increased likelihood of cars skidding off the road and chances of car crashes.

The agency has also cautioned the public to take heed and avoid damages from rain related hazards occasioned by the predicted flash flood.


Wole Shadare