Flood claims three lives, destroys 2, 250 houses in Kano
Three people were killed , while 250 houses were destroyed in the recent flood and windstorm that ravaged five Local Councils in Kano State.
Executive Secretary Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Saleh Jili, who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday, said many people were also injured as a result of flooding in June.
Jili said he visited the affected local councils to sympathise with the victims on behalf of Kano State Government and distributed relief materials to alleviate their suffering.
He said: “Apart from the number of people, who sustained injuries, about 2, 250 houses were severely affected by the flood.
“Out of the 2,250 houses destroyed, three persons lost their lives, while others were injured during the disaster that affected Rano, Kibiya, Doguwa, Dambatta, and Kiru local councils.
“We are calling on residents especially those on the flood prone areas to give way for water by clearing drainage systems in front of their houses to prevent flooding and other environmental hazards.
“ We are working with all stakeholders, including National Emergency management agency (NEMA), state disaster management committee, public education and enlightenment campaigns to mount a campaign against building in flood prone areas.”