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NEMA lists LGAs to suffer mass flooding in Zamfara - NEMA lists LGAs to endure mass flooding in Zamfara

NEMA lists LGAs to endure mass flooding in Zamfara

The Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) has urged the Zamfara Authorities to organize for potential floods in seven native authorities areas of the state.

NEMA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ezekiel Manzo, advised newsmen in Gusau on Monday, {that a} flood alert had been issued by the Nigeria Meteorological Company(NIMET).

In keeping with him, Nimet in its yearly Seasonal Rainfall Prediction and the Annual Flood Outlook listed the seven LGAs as Bakura, Maradun, Shinkafi and Zurmi, Tsafe, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau LGAs.

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He stated “The Director-Normal of NEMA, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) has written an alert letter to Zamfara State authorities on LGAs liable to flooding on this 12 months’s wet season to organize and mitigate in opposition to the incidence.

“The NEMA D-G additionally requested the state authorities to kindly take proactive and needed measures in addressing these points.

“, that is a part of the attention creation on the anticipated flood for needed actions by the state authorities within the recognized native authorities areas and communities.

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“NEMA is, subsequently, calling on the State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA), front-line Native Authorities Authorities, and different response businesses to be ready.

“We’re calling on authorities to hold out public enlightenment campaigns, concentrating on susceptible communities to undertake mitigation actions and put together for evacuation to secure floor.

“The state authorities ought to establish excessive grounds for potential Internally Displaced Individuals camps, to shelter evacuated communities.”

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He additionally urged the federal government and stakeholders to make sure that correct drainage methods are been constructed for straightforward water move.

“Authorities and different stakeholders ought to guarantee desilting river channels and canals, removing of all refuse and weeds from water channels, drains, and all avenues for river runoffs in order to permit free move of floodwaters,” he added.

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