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NEMA raises alarm over severe weather in Lagos

By Bose Adelaja

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, has predicted that Lagosians especially residents in the southern parts of the country are likely to experience severe weather which can result to unprecedented downpour capable of causing unforeseen stress on the populace.

NEMA South-West information officer Ibrahim Farinloye, in a statement in Lagos, said, the warning was based on the alerts received from the “African Centre of Meterological Applications for Development based in Niamey, Niger Republic.

He said the Centre issued the warning about 4:35 P.m. on Monday, to other related countries that may likely witness such severe weather in Central, East and West African sub-regions. ”In Nigeria, Lagos and its environs are expected to experience torrential rainfall from about 50 mm 24h: Confidence medium means that all stakeholders must be prepared to take all precautionary steps and heed to the warning,”

According to NEMA, this prediction was experienced Tuesday and Wednesday and will last till today, ”already, some parts of Lagos especially Ajah, Idi-Iroko, Ikoyi and Lekki have started experiencing the severe weather which was confirmed by residents.

Also, he urged residents of flood plain areas to relocate to safer places adding, ” NEMA’s Emergency Number -080022636432; 08160581814; 08067715203 or any police station nearest to them,”


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