Flooding and lightning strikes in Yemen have killed eight civilians, an official and a doctor told AFP on Saturday, underscoring the threat of extreme weather in the war-ravaged country.
Edo State government, yesterday, pledged support for residents of riverine communities in the state, noting that it has put in place adequate plans to provide relief to residents.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Sunday urged State and Federal Governments to activate emergency preparedness against the impending flood.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that Lagdo Dam in Cameroun may commence full discharge of excess water should the heavy rainfall persist. Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, made this known during an Emergency Coordination Forum of Disaster Management Stakeholders meeting, yesterday, in Abuja. He said: “This release may result in all frontline states experiencing flooding in subsequent…
•Approves N10b for palliatives Delta State government, yesterday, called on residents in lowland and flood-prone areas to relocate to higher planes in view of the impending flood, following the release of water from Cameroun's Lagdo Dam into rivers Niger and Benue. Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Festus Ekpen Ahon, gave the warning in a…
Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) has warned that seven local councils could be flooded in the next 10 days.
Lagos State Government has said that 80 percent of flood disasters in the state are man-made. Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated this, yesterday, when he met with representatives of some local councils in Lagos as part of the agency's flood mitigation and adaptation awareness campaign, with the theme,…
Worried by devastating floods in Nigeria, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has called for anticipatory action in states to mitigate flooding crisis.
Following an increase in the frequency and extent of flooding, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has called for synergy among stakeholders to reduce the impact of flooding. The Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the call during the agency’s advocacy campaign against flooding across local councils in the state. The agency had…
Rescuers battled to reach people trapped in a flooded tunnel Sunday in South Korea, where at least 33 people have died and 10 are missing after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides.
The governments of Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States have taken proactive measures to avert flooding and the possible loss of lives and properties, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates.
Junior Chambers International (JCI), at the weekend, hosted prominent Niger Deltans and scholars to find sustainable solution to perennial flooding in Bayelsa State, the Niger Delta and the entire country.