By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano.
KANO – The Executive Secretary of Kano state Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir Monday confirmed that no fewer than 515 houses were lost to flood occasioned by heavy down pour in about 7 local Government areas of the state.
In a telephone chat with Vanguard, Ali Bashir stated that “there are increased fears that the figure might rise due to another heavy rain recorded weekend, and we are doing our best to contain the tide”.
The Executive Secretary disclosed that a team of enumerators has been dispatched alongside NEMA official to ascertain the correct figure, stressing that “the report would enable take appropriate measure to cushion the effect on the affected people”.
Ali Bashir revealed that all the 8 local council areas of the municipality were affected , while Warawa, Dawakin- kudu , and Dawakin Tofa local council were also hit by the natural disaster.
National Metrological Agency had for now listed Kano as one of the 14 states in the Northern region that would likely witnessed torrential rain with attendant flood in the next couple of weeks and event of the last few days seems to be confirming the prediction.
A torrential downpour that lasted 4 hours last Friday and a repeat of same Sunday left the state capital and adjourning local council areas prostrate in flood water aided by blocked drainages and bad environmental culture.
Several corpses unearthed by the rain had equally been re buried by official of the state Environment ministry, while conscious steps is been taken to fumigate the affected site to forestall likely outbreak of diseases.