A flood alert has been issued by the Federal Government, indicating that heavy rainfall may result in flooding across 14 states and 31 communities from July 4 to 8. The Federal Ministry of Environment released a statement confirming this information.
The identified states and communities prone to flooding are as follows: Langtang and Shendam in Plateau State, Sumaila and Tudun Wada in Kano State, Shagari, Goronyo, and Silame in Sokoto State, as well as Okwe in Delta State.
Additionally, the alert includes Kachia in Kaduna State, Upenekang in Akwa Ibom State, Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, and Yola in Adamawa State, and Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, and Bindawa in Katsina State.
The flood alert also covers Wara, Yelwa, and Gwandu in Kebbi State, Shinkafi and Gummi in Zamfara State, Briyel in Borno State, Gwaram in Jigawa State, Jebba in Kwara State, and Mashegu and Kontagora in Niger State.
The government has urged all relevant stakeholders in the affected states to take necessary precautions in order to prevent loss of life and property.
See the full statement below:
The following locations and environs may witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding from 4th July – 8th July, 2023
Plateau State: Langtang, Shendam
Kano State: Sumaila, Tudun wada
Sokoto State: Shagari, Goronyo, Silame
Delta State: Okwe
Kaduna State: Kachia
Akwa Ibom State: Upenekang
Adamawa State: Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-belwa, Jimeta, Yola
Katsina State: Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, Bindawa
Kebbi State: Wara, Yelwa, Gwandu
Zamfara State: Shinkafi, Gummi
Borno State: Briyel
Jigawa State: Gwaram
Kwara State: Jebba
Niger State: Mashegu, Kontagora
Relevant stakeholders are advised to take precautionary measures to forestall loss of lives and property.
Note: Feedback from relevant stakeholders, State Government representatives on this platform for encouragement and record purposes will be highly appreciated.
Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) Central Hub,
Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja