NiMet Alerts Against Heavy Rainfall, Flood In 6 Northern States

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Flood in Lagos

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has alerted the public against heavy rainfall that can cause flash-flooding in parts of Kaduna, Niger, Bauchi, Plateau, the FCT and Nasarawa State. 

The NiMet, through its weather forecast for the next 96 hours, made this known to the general public to take caution when necessary. 

Moderate-to-heavy rainfall is expected over Kwara, Oyo, Kogi, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Rivers, Edo and Delta states. 

Low-to-moderate rainfall is expected over Lagos, Bayelsa Osun, and Kwara. 

However, light or no rains are expected over the rest of the states in the country. 

NiMet has cautioned that: “As a result of the heavy rains expected over parts of central cities and the moderate rainfall expected over the southeastern parts of the country for two consecutive days, there are chances of flash-flooding of roads, lowly settlements and river channels. 

“Also, the moderate and heavy rainfalls are expected to be accompanied by strong winds, especially over the northern and central states during the forecast period. 

“Hence, the public is advised to avoid low-lying terrains, not to drive through running water, clear water ways of debris, avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures during the rain, switch off electrical appliances before the rains and not during it to avoid electric shock, and be prepared for this event to avoid damages from weather-related hazards and watch out for updates,” according to the forecast,” the NiMet warned.

Oluchi Okorafor
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