Tuesday, 18 September 2018

PHOTOS: Flood Wrecks Havoc in Nigeria, Over 100 Dead.

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said on Tuesday.

Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes.

Sani Datti, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told AFP: “We have declared a national disaster in four states — Kogi, Delta, Anambra and Niger.

“Eight other states are on the watch list. All these states have been the worst hit by the flooding. About 100 people have lost their lives in 10 states.”


Kogi and Niger are in central Nigeria while Delta and Anambra are in the south. The Kogi state capital, Lokoja, lies at the confluence of both rivers and has been virtually submerged because of the rising waters.


NEMA said water levels on Monday were continuing to rise in Lokoja and had reached 11.06 metres (36 feet) — approaching those of similar devastating flooding in 2012.Then, hundreds of people died and about two million others were left homeless in 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states.

More rains are forecast on Tuesday, according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he had approved the release of three billion naira ($8.3 million, 7.1 million euros) to buy medical and relief materials.

Flooding along the rivers is a frequent occurrence during the annual rains, which fall from May to September.

Datti said military personnel and equipment had been seconded to help the relief effort, as well as the evacuation of trapped residents from their homes.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

NEMA speaks on Adamawa devastating flood, gives death figure

NEMA speaks on Adamawa devastating flood, gives death figure
Sept. 13, 2018
The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has disclosed that 10 persons have lost their lives and property worth millions of Naira destroyed, following the recent heavy downpour recorded in the state.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Muhammed Suleiman disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Thursday.
Suleiman said that the deaths were recorded particularly at Guyuk, Yola South, Lamurde and other local Government Areas of the state, adding that hundreds of domestic animals, including cattle, were also lost to the flood.
He said,” Flooding is becoming a serious challenge for us in Adamawa and the situation is indeed alarming.
‘’We lost 10 people and hundreds of people have been displaced. Domestic animals in large numbers were equally lost to the deadly flood.
‘’Also, hectares of farmlands especially in nine local government areas located at the bank of River Benue have been completely submerged.
‘’The flood is posing a serious challenge to farming activities in the state, it could be a threat to food security in the state.’’
Suleiman also lamented how more than half of the state population was currently under threat of impending flood, urging residents to be on the alert.
12 states are said to be prone to flood this year, according to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency [NIMET]

Thursday, 26 July 2018

PHOTOS: FLOOD WRECKS HAVOC IN ONITSHA, ANAMBRA STATE


THE EFFECT OF BLOCKING FLOOD WAY WITH BUILDINGS!!

Picture number one is Awada, in Onitsha.

Picture number two is Arthur Eze Road in Awka .
All in Anambra State.

When will people take Environmental Impact Analysis serious and do the necessary things before building their structures?