Areas such as Ikorodu, Ota, Wamba, and Hadejia have been identified as potential flood-prone regions for the upcoming week.

    A total of 19 states are expected to experience intense rainfall, possibly resulting in flooding in specific pockets of these states.


    Between August 14 and 18, 2023, no fewer than 19 states are anticipated to encounter substantial rainfall, which could potentially result in localized flooding within the affected regions. This forecast was provided by the Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Central Hub under the Federal Ministry of Environment, as communicated by Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

    The regions that might be impacted include:

    • Aboh in Delta state
    • Ado-Ekiti in Ekoti State
    • Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena, Ondo in Ondo State
    • Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo Lagos, Surulere in Lagos State
    • Ifo, Ota, and Sagamu in Ogun State
    • Lafia, Wamba in Nasarawa state
    • Ikom, Ogoja in Cross River State
    • Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum in Bauchi State
    • Hadejia, Miga in Jigawa
    • Ilesa, Oshogbo, in Osun State
    • Kosubosu in Kwara state
    • Anka, Bungudu, and Gusau in Zamfara state
    • Goronyo in Sokoto state
    • Numan, Shelleng in Adamawa State
    • Serti in Taraba
    • Katsina-Alan, Vande-Ikya in Benue state
    • Ito, Oguta, and Orlu in Imo State
    • Ugba in Abia State

    Residents in these areas are strongly advised to take precautionary measures in advance of the predicted dates. The mentioned locations and their surroundings are at risk of experiencing heavy rainfall, potentially leading to flooding, during the specified period from August 14 to 18, 2023.

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