The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned of the likelihoods of flash floods across 34 States in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th through to Thursday 26th of August, 2021.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja by the General Manager Public
Relations of the agency, Muntari Ibrahim.
According to the agency, the flood could affect Sokoto, Zamfara,
Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Kebbi, Niger,
FCT, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, and Kwara States.
Other likely to be affected are Oyo, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Delta,
Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo,
Anambra, Abia and River States.
The agency said the chances of flash flood events on roads, settlements,
farmlands and bridges could be more pronounced and could lead to cars
skidding off the road and with chances of car crashes, and cautioned the
public to take heed and avoid damages from rain related hazards
occasioned by the predicted flash flood.
It also advised Nigerians not to ignore the latest prediction, adding that
the previous three-day forecast issued towards the end of July was 100
percent accurate with disheartening tales of lives and property affected