Kaduna Warns Residents Against Impending Flood

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Kaduna Warns Residents Against Impending Flood

Residents of Communities along riversides in Kaduna state have been warned by the state government to maintain watch over the impending flood this night and the next couple of days as rainstorms are highly probable.

Malam Abdullahi Rigasa, the General Manager, Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), made the fact known today in Kaduna.

He said the river is already overflowing its banks making it no longer safe for residents living along the river.
KEPA had warned of imminent flood in five local government areas of the state.

He listed Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Soba and Kaura local government areas as the places likely to be affected.

He urged residents of the five flood-prone areas to keep watch.

Rigasa said the duty of KEPA was to ensure that the occurrence of flood is prevented and residents are well prepared for any imminent floods.

“Last year, flooding was recorded in 14 local councils namely; in Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Kaura and Chikun local government areas with no casualties.”

He advised residents of the area to take proactive measures such as clearing water channels and avoid activities that could block the free flow of water.

He further advised relevant agencies to perfect their emergency evacuation plans and activate them as quickly as possible.

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