NiMET: Be Prepared For Likely Displacement Of People, Collapse Of Weak Building, Flash Flooding… During This Year’s Raining Season

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted that, there is likely to be heavy rainfall in some states of the federation for the next three days.


According to the Agency, heavy rainfall is expected in “Cross River, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and in the FCT, Abuja” while moderate to heavy rainfall should be expected in “Benue, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo and Taraba state” respectively.


Nimet explained that the rain might be accompanied by strong winds, especially in the northern states, which may likely result in “displacement and falling of weak buildings and makeshift structures.”


The Agency therefore, warned that, “As a result of the expected moderate to heavy rainfall, there are chances of flash flooding on roads, and in low-lying settlements; disruption of traffic due to flooded or closed roads, reduction in visibility, likely damage to mud houses, and possible disruption in flight operations” and schedules.


Nimet then advised the public to be prepared for the annual occurrence to avoid unnecessary rain-related hazard.


In another development, the Agency  warned that where there are no rainfalls,there is likely no be “high rise in temperature” especially “across the Northern region.”


In the statement released by Nimet, “most parts of the Northern States, and parts of Niger and Kwara state respectively, and other central states are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C.”


Few places in the south, which include: “parts of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, and Ekiti, are also expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C.”


The Agency again explained in the statement that, “there are chances of high thermal discomfort in parts of Kebbi, Dutse, Bauchi, and in Jalingo;” adding that, some areas out of the mentioned states, may however, experience cold mornings.


Nimet likewise used the opportunity to tell Nigerians of likely occurrence of heat stroke, sunstroke, muscle cramp, and undue fatigue.

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