The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said that 54 persons lost their lives and 30,356 houses destroyed as a result of flooding during this year’s rainy season in the state.
Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Saleh Jili, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen, on Friday in Kano.
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- Flood: 36 die, 470 displaced in SokotoJili said that the data which cut across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state was recorded from June to date.“30,356 houses destroyed and 54 persons lost their lives with 81 persons injured due to flood, windstorm and rainstorm from June to date.
“The agency has recorded 2,177 fire outbreaks and 9,127 farmlands destroyed to the disaster,” he said.
“The displaced persons are taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.
Jili added that they were at the affected areas to sympathise with the victims and distribute relief materials to alleviate their sufferings.
The items distributed included bags of cement, grain, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattresses, and toiletries among others.
He further urged wealthy individuals and donor organisations to assist the victims and emphasized the need for people to clear water ways to prevent flooding.