Flood: 19 states likely to experience heavy rainfall – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 19 states and 56 communities across the country are likely to witness heavy rainfall in August.
The Agency said this downpour can lead to flooding in the affected areas.
NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, in a statement, on Monday, said the communities included Aboh in Delta state, Ado-Ekiti, Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo and Owena in Ondo state.
Other communities included Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo, Surulere, Atani in Anambra State, Ifo, Ota and Sagamu in Ogun State, Lafia and Wamba in Nasarawa State, Ikom and Ogoja in Cross River State.

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Farinloye also listed Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum in Bauchi State, Hadejia and Mige in Jigawa State, Ilesa and Osogbo in Osun State, Kosubosu in Kwara State.
The rest are Anka, Bungudu and Gusau in Zamfara State, Goronyo in Sokoto State, Numan and Shelleng in Adamawa State, Serti in Taraba State, Ito, Katsina-Ala, Vande-Ikya in Benue State, Oguta and Orlu in Imo State and Ugba community in Abia State.
Recall that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) recently predicted three days of cloudiness, rainfall and thunderstorms across the country.

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