The FCT Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) has warned FCT residents to keep away from flooded areas to avert the risks of changing into victims of flood.
The Director-Common of FEMA, Alhaji Idriss Abbas, gave the warning in an announcement on Sunday, NAN reviews.
Abbas mentioned many of the deaths recorded previously from flood within the FCT had been because of non-compliance to directions and early warnings.
He additionally emphasised the necessity for residents to stick strictly to directions and early warnings from related authorities.
He additional revealed that the Search and Rescue crew of the company not too long ago found the physique of 1 Mr Garba Joseph, 43-year-old from Akoka-Edo of Edo State, after two days search from a flooded river round TradeMoore Property, Lugbe, in Abuja
“Narrating the incident, an eyewitness account mentioned certainly one of FEMA’s volunteers, Kenneth Chima who captured the incident on video defined that they had been 4 males that attempted strolling by means of the water.
“He mentioned they had been warned to return, nonetheless, three of them went again however one man insisted on crossing, sadly, the water overpowered him and washed him away.
“We not too long ago organized a gathering with our volunteers, Vangards and Divers from all the world Councils throughout the FCT to teach them on how they’ll sensitise their folks on the way to stop disasters to reduce lack of lives and property.
“We additionally launched into neighborhood to neighborhood flood sensitisation campaigns within the FCT and mounted billboards in any respect the flood susceptible factors warning off and cautioning residents from these hazard areas.
“What we’re experiencing now could be flash flood, the water builds up speedily and comes unnoticed, therefore very harmful,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that related authorities have been on their toes, evacuating refuse across the FCT, distilling drainages and increasing slender water channels to allow free circulation of water for a safer FCT.