NiMet predicts flash floods in Katsina, Kebbi, Benue in 3 days | Dailytrust

NiMet predicts flash floods in Katsina, Kebbi, Benue in 3 days

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted flash floods across 34 states in the next three days.

It says moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected from Tuesday through Wednesday to Thursday.

It names states to be affected to include 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.

The states are contained in a statement by Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, the General Manager, Press and Public Relations of the agency.

The 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 is increased likelihood of cars skidding off the road and chances of car crashes.

It has also cautioned the public to take heed and avoid damages from rain-related hazards occasioned by the predicted flash flood.

It urged 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.

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