NiMET warns of flash floods across the country
The 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 the agency’s General Manager, Muntari Ibrahim Public Affairs, in a statement says, the moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021.
It could affect states such as, 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 States.
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.