Lagos – The Anambra State Emergency
Management Agency (SEMA) has renewed its alert to citizens to be on the guard
of possible flooding.
The warning is a sequel to the prediction and insistence
by the Nigeria Meteorological Institute that the intensity of rainfall will
increase this month and October.
Officials noted that SEMA had already in collaboration
with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and some members of the
Executive Council (EXCO) toured flood-prone local government areas of the state
two times in the last three months.
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He stated that the flood enlightenment team had taught
the people measures they need to take in order to minimize the adverse affects
of the imminent flood disaster and also save lives.
SEMA has thus identified the flood-prone local government
areas as Anyamelum, Anambra East and West, Ogbaru, Onitsha North and South, as
well as Idemili South and Awka North, in addition to Ekwusigo and Ihiala.
“You may recall that SEMA is one of the
near-moribund agencies of the State Government revitalized and equipped by Gov
Willie Obiano for maximum productivity,” Ifeanyi Aniagoh, Executive Assistant
to Governor Willie Obiano on Social Media.
- CAJ News