Umuahia - The Abia State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said it distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to flood victims in Asaga in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state.
This information is contained in a statement by the SEMA Executive Secretary, Ada Achi, in Umuahia on Tuesday.
Achi said the items, including rice, garri, cement, bundles of zinc, nails, blankets and mattresses, among others, would help to cushion the effects of the flood disaster on the victims.
She said the state government would continue to collaborate with the National Emergency Management Agency to give succour to victims of natural disasters in the state.
Achi cautioned people, especially those living in flood-prone areas to desist from dumping refuse on water channels and drains to check flooding.
"People should be conscious of the nature of their soil and avoid the dumping of refuse inside gutters and water channels because flooding occurs when the channels are blocked."