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Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA

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 Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says no fewer than 361 000 persons have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state Mr Zachary Allumaga the Executive Secretary NASEMA told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state He said that there is high probability that more than one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of rainy season He said the agency had despatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency NiMet predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022 particularly in the month of September and October Towards that effect NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at the flood prone areas like Nasarawa Toto Doma Awe Lafia Obi Karu and Akwanga Five speed boats and live jackets were given to five LGAs along the coast of River Benue unfortunately flood has started ravaging in Lafia Obi Nasarawa Toto Awe Doma and Karu with one death recorded he said According to Allumaga the efforts are been made to assist the displaced persons with some relief materials to cushion hardship they are currently facing as a result of the flood We are making purchase of food items and non food items such as grains rice beans oils mattresses mats blankets toiletries buckets cups food children clothes mosquito nets among others for onward distribution to the affected persons Allumaga said He however appealed to the people living in the riverine areas to move to higher ground adding that the rains would increase with the likelihood of more flood in the months of September and October NewsSourceCredit NAN
Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA

1 Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), says no fewer than 361,000 persons  have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state.

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2 Mr Zachary Allumaga, the Executive Secretary, NASEMA, told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state.

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3 He said that there is high probability that more than  one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of rainy season.

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4 He said the agency had despatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment.

5 Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMet) predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022, particularly in the month of September and October.

6 “Towards that effect, NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at the flood-prone areas like Nasarawa, Toto, Doma, Awe, Lafia, Obi, Karu and Akwanga.

7 “Five speed boats and live jackets were given to five LGAs along the coast of River Benue, unfortunately, flood has started ravaging in Lafia, Obi, Nasarawa, Toto, Awe, Doma and Karu with one death recorded,” he said.

8 According to Allumaga, the efforts are been made to assist the displaced persons with some relief materials to cushion hardship they are currently facing as a result of the flood.

9 “We are making purchase of food items and non food items such as grains, rice, beans, oils,  mattresses, mats, blankets, toiletries, buckets, cups, food children clothes, mosquito nets among others for onward distribution to the affected persons,”  Allumaga said.

10 He, however, appealed to the people living in the riverine areas to move to higher ground, adding that the rains would increase with the likelihood of more flood in the months of September and October.

11 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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