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NIMET Predicts Flood In Imo, 33 States

By Ben Nwogu, August 25, 2021

It has been gathered that Imo State, has been listed among 34 States which may be hit by flood.

Lately, some parts of the State capital, Owerri has been hit by severe flood after days of intense heavy downpour.

Last week, the Imo State Government unveiled a balloon technology, designed to ease flooding in some parts of the State capital.

But, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, said 34 states, including Imo State could face floods.

According to a statement in Abuja signed by the General Manager, Public Relations of NIMET, Muntari Ibrahim, stated that “moderate to heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday,24th through to Thursday, 26th of August 2021”

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According to the agency, the flood is expected to affect Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Kebbi, Niger, FCT, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba and Kwara States.

Other states to be affected are Oyo, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Delta, Baylesa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Abia and Rivers States.

According to NIMET, the flash floods on roads, settlements, farmlands, and bridges could be more pronounced and could lead to cars skidding off the road and with the possibility of car crashes.

It advised members of the public to take heed and avoid damages from rain related hazards occassioned by the predicted flood.

It advised Nigerians not to disregard the latest prediction, adding that the previous three days forecast issued towards the end of July was accurate with disheartening tales of loss of lives and property affected significantly.

 

 

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