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Federal Ministry of Environment issues another flood alert

The Federal Ministry of Environment Flood Early Warning Centre on Monday issued a forecast of possible heavy rainfall that may cause flooding in some parts of the country.

The forecast entitled `Flood status Report for Dissemination’, made available to the NAN in Abuja, indicated that the rainfall was expected between now and Sept. 24, 2012.

“Please note and help to disseminate the forecast of possible heavy rainfall that may likely result in Flood (if adequate and necessary precautions are not taken),” it stated.

It identified the locations to include Abejukolo and Wara in Kogi; Afikpo in Abia, Egbema in Imo; Itigidi in Cross Rivers and Otukpo in Benue.

Others are Patani in Delta; Sagbama in Bayelsa; Kisi in Oyo State;Jebba, Kosubosu, Lafiaji and New Bussa in Kwara as well as Nafada in Gombe State.

The list also includes Shendam in Plateau; Demsa, Ganye, Jimeta, Mayo-Belwa, and Song in Adamawa and Donga, Gembu, Mutumbiyu, Yorro in Taraba.

The alert also asked Jigawa, Kebbi, Bauchi, FCT, Katsina, Borno, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto and Niger States to watch out for vulnerable areas, following earlier alerts issued. (NAN)


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