The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has identified a list of states and communities that could potentially experience flooding in August 2023.
According to NEMA's Lagos Territorial Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, heavy rainfall is expected to be the main cause of flooding in these areas. The statement was issued on Monday, August 14, and it highlighted that a total of 19 states and 56 communities might be affected by this weather phenomenon, as reported by Daily Nigerian.
The specific states and communities at risk include:
Delta State - Aboh
Ekiti State - Ado Ekiti
Ondo State - Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena, Ondo
Lagos State - Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo Lagos, Surulere
Anambra State - Atani
Ogun state - Ifo, Ota, Sagamu
Nasarawa State - Lafia, Wamba
Cross River State - Ikom, Ogoja
Bauchi State - Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum
Jigawa State - Hadejia, Miga
Osun State - Ilesa, Oshogbo
Kwara State - Kosubosu
Zamfara State - Anka, Bungudu, Gusau
Sokoto State - Goronyo
Adamawa State - Numan, Shelleng
Taraba State - Serti
Benue State - Ito, Katsina-Alan, Vande-Ikya
Imo State - Oguta, Orlu
Abia State - Ugba
NEMA's Farinloye emphasizes that the expected flooding is primarily due to heavy rains, urging communities in these areas to be prepared and take necessary precautions to minimize potential risks.