Over 1000 people affected by flood in Namibia

Rising water levels and flooding in the northern parts of Namibia have affected about 1,500 people, Prime Minister (PM) Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said on Thursday. The PM told parliament that the water levels in Oshana were increasing from the Cuvelai source and communities in the surrounding areas have been warned to move and relocate to higher……

Major flooding hits German coastal areas

FILE PHOTO: A woman rides her bicycle through the German Floods The worst flooding to hit Germany’s north-eastern coast since 2006 has caused serious damage, with weather forecasters predicting storms in other parts of the country on Thursday. Water levels along the Baltic Sea coast rose late Wednesday to between 1.5 and 1.7 metres above…

Nigeria Will Be One Of The World’s Best Examples In Emissions Reduction

President Buhari has declared the resolve of the government of Nigeria to ensure that policies put in place to address climate change will make the country emerge as one of the world’s best examples of how reducing emissions can benefit the environment and the economy. In his statement at the 22nd Session of the Conference…

Flood: Ogun begs residents to vacate affected areas

The Ogun State Government has urged residents living in areas severely affected by flood to relocate in order to guard against the loss of lives and property. The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, made the plea in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta. He said some of the affected areas include Kara, Isheri,…

NIHSA Begins Flood Sensitisation in Kogi

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA has called on Nigerians, including those inhabiting flood probe areas, to  change their attitude by heeding early warning of flood.Leading the agency’s team to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on the 2016 flood sensitisation campaign, the director general, Mr. Moses Oluwatoyin Beckley, admonished Nigerians on the dangers of old…

Flood wrecks havoc in Jigawa, kills dozens

Jigawa State Management Agency has announced that no fewer than 18 persons have died in the recent flood that also destroyed 6,637 houses across 19 local governments in the state. The Executive of the agency, Yusuf Sani, confirmed the sad development while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency in Dutse, the Jigawa State…

Flood destroys farms in 24 communities in Niger

Farm lands in 24 communities in Niger had been destroyed as a result of flood that ravaged Mokwa Local Government Areas of the state on Sept. 19. Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Minna. He said that…

Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency said flood had killed 18 persons and destroyed 6,637 houses in about 19 local government areas in the state. It’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Yusif Sani, said this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency on Tuesday in Dutse. Sani said the incidents occurred during the current rainy…

Flood Kills 18, Destroys Over 6,000 Houses In Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said at least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Yusif Sani, who confirmed the on Tuesday in Dutse said the destruction occurred during the presnet…

Flood kills 60-year-old woman in Zamfara

A 60-year-old woman has been killed and over 100 houses destroyed by flood in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The council’s Vice Chairman, Alhaji Sa’idu Bawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gummi on Thursday, explaining that it occurred because of persistent downpour in the area . Bawa said household materials, food items…

Flood kills 60-year-old man in Osogbo

A 60-year old man, Elder Ebenezer Olabode, was swept away by Tuesday evening flood in Osogbo, Osun State capital. His lifeless body was, however, found floating on the bank of River Okooko in Oke Oniti area of the town the following day. The victim was said to be returning home when he ran into the…

Flood Alert: Nigerian Meteorological Agency Calls For Urgent Action

Following the impending flood to be witnessed in many parts of the country, as declared recently by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) and as indicated in the 2016 Annual Flood Outlook of the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) and corroborated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has urged Nigerians…

Flood over-runs market in Anambra

From Obinna Odogwu, Ekwulobia Goods and household wares worth several thousands of Naira were yesterday destroyed by flood at the popular Eke-Awka market in the Anambra State capital. The downpour, which lasted between 5:35 pm and 9:12pm,  flooded many shops, especially in the  clothings, shoes, cosmetics and other beauty commodities sections. Residents of the area…

KANO | Floods Destroy Properties worth N2bn, Over 20 Persons Killed

Frequent flooding caused by heavy rainfall has wreak havoc in Kano as over 21 persons have been re­ported dead with prop­erty worth over N1.9 bil­lion destroyed. About 5,300 Kano residents had been ren­dered homeless by the flood, with 2,017 houses damaged. The disaster has also affected farming and economic activities in the metropolis as 3,803…

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood-ravaged Sokoto communities

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, have assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood in Tudu village and surrounding communities of Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto state. Incessant rain and rising water level have left more than 100 homes destroyed while a toddler was reported dead in the…

Flood: Abaji Chairman Blames Residents

Chairman of Abaji area council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya has blamed some residents in the area council for building on water ways and dumping refuse on drainage. Speaking when he visited flooded areas, Ajiya expressed shock over the flood incident, even as he described it as a natural disaster. He sympathised with the affected residents and…

Flood Kills 4, Ravages 100 Communities In Niger

Flood has ravaged eight local government areas in Niger State with Lapai local government area recording four deaths even as Governor Abubakar Sani Bello called for federal government quick intervention to address various ecological challenges devastating several communities in the state.LEADERSHIP findings revealed that the eight local government areas devastated by the flood include Lapai,…

Flood displaces15 households in Enugu

Construction work on the Nsukka-Opi road in Nsukka Local Government Area in Enugu State has rendered at least 15 households in Uwani-Ugwu and Agbani villages homeless. The situation was aggravated by a downpour in the early hours of Tuesday. The flood from the downpour also washed away many farmlands in the communities. One of the…

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood victims

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal alongside Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, recently, assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood at Tudu village and surrounding communities in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Incessant rain and rising water level destroyed more than 100 homes, while a toddler was reported dead in the village. Addressing victims…