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Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days.
According to a statement issued by Muntari Yusuf, General Manager, Public Relations Unit of NiMET, a moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday August, 26.
The statement adds that states likely to be affected include, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Kebbi, Niger, FCT, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Kwara, Oyo, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Abia and River.
“Consequently, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency has advised that the slim chances of flash flood events on roads, settlements, farmlands and bridges could be more pronounced and as a result there are increased likelihood of cars skidding off the road and chances of car crashes.
“The Agency has also cautioned the public to take heed and avoid damages from rain related hazards occasioned by the predicted flash flood.
“The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has also advised Nigerians not to treat this current update with kid gloves as the previous three-day forecast issued towards the end of last month was 100 percent accurate with disheartening tales of lives and property affected significantly,” the statement added.


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