By ABUTU AGADA

LAGOS—ON July14, 2012, flood ravaged Cross-River communities after a four-day downpour. The cause of flooding was attributed to a landslide that blocked the River Kaala, a river traversing the communities.

* Floods and attendant landslide rendered homeless, villagers in Sardauna Local Council of Taraba State, following a three-day downpour. This occurred On July 30 through August 2, 2012

* Torrential rainfall on August 13, 2012 and the attendant flood led to the collapse of the Shendam Bridge in Plateau State. The rain fell throughout the weekend of that week and Monday night swelling rivers and streams to overflow Shendam and Langtang North and South which were worst hit. Mikang, Quan Pan and Wase local governments were also affected.

* Serious flooding hit Jimeta-Yola in Adamawa State after a heavy down pour on August 26, 2012. Cause of the flood was blamed on the release of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon.

* Floods in Kano State which swept through nine local governments on August 28, 2012, claimed 15 lives. Those local governments are Bagwai, Bebeji, Gabasawa, Garun Malam, Karaye, Nassarawa and Sumaila.

*Floods washed away over 220 houses, farmlands and livestock in Bauchi State as a result of heavy torrential rainfall in September. Misau, Giade, Shira and Jama’ are some of the local governments affected in the state.

*September 1, 2012, due to heavy down pour, flooding of water channels and pathways claimed the lives of two siblings in Niger State.

*On the 3rd of September 2012, yet another flood hit Taraba State in Lau, Karim-Lamido and Gasol local government area of the state.

*On the 12th of September, 2012, flood sacked Bauchi and Kaduna communities. The flood is said to be caused by the overflow of River Katagum.

*Over 1500 residents in Kano state fled their homes when it was submerged by flood when Tiga Dam overflowed its bank on the 15th of September 2012.

*Over 20,000 residents of Kogi communities living along the bank of the Niger were on Sunday, 16th of September 2012 displaced by floods when the river overflowed its bank occasioned by the release of water from Kainj Dam, Jebba Hydro Power Plant and Shiroro dam.

*On September 21, 2012, flood disaster in Niger Sate claimed 47 lives and rendered thousand homeless. 500 communities and 14 local government areas were said to be affected.

*Edo state joined states affected by floods on Sunday 23rd, September 2012 when flood wreaked havoc in seven communities of Etsako-Central government area

*Flood hit Delta State on Sunday 23rd, September 2012, submerging coastal villages and killing a 7-year-old girl.

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