NEMA begins evacuation as huge flood forecasted in Kogi

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The National Emergency Management Agency has said flooding is imminent in some communities of Kogi state and has ordered a quick evacuation of people living in flood plains.
A statement signed by Sani Datti, Head, Media and Public Relations said imminent flood awaits people living in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja in Lokoja LGA and Igala mela LGA of Kogi State, among others.
“We received a distress call,” the agency said.
“Following the alert, the Agency has immediately established contact with the State Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders; while a team from the agency are due to arrive the state for appropriate action to the affected persons and communities.”
NEMA strongly advises the communities living around the flood Plains to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid possible danger.

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