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FLOOD ALERT: FG List 14 States That May Record Heavy Rainfall

….Urges residents to take caution



The Federal Government has issued a flood alert, saying 14 states and 31 communities may witness heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding from July 4 to 8.

This was contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Environment, a copy of which was obtained by Channels Television on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the states and communities were identified as Plateau (Langtang and Shendam); Kano (Sumaila, Tudun Wada); Sokoto (Shagari, Goronyo and Silame); and Delta (Okwe).

Others include Kaduna (Kachia); Akwa Ibom (Upenekang); Adamawa (Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, and Yola); and Katsina (Katsina, Jibia, Kaita and Bindawa).


Also listed in the flood alert were Kebbi (Wara, Yelwa and Gwandu); Zamfara (Shinkafi and Gummi); Borno (Briyel); Jigawa (Gwaram); Kwara (Jebba); Niger (Mashegu and Kontagora).

The government also urged relevant stakeholders within the states concerned to take precautionary measures to forestall the loss of lives and property.

See the full statement below:


The following locations and environs may witness heavy rainfall  that may lead to flooding from 4th July – 8th July, 2023

Plateau State: Langtang, Shendam


Kano State: Sumaila, Tudun wada


Sokoto State: Shagari, Goronyo, Silame


Delta State: Okwe


Kaduna State: Kachia


Akwa Ibom State: Upenekang


Adamawa State: Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-belwa, Jimeta, Yola


Katsina State: Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, Bindawa


Kebbi State: Wara, Yelwa, Gwandu


Zamfara State: Shinkafi, Gummi


Borno State: Briyel


Jigawa State: Gwaram


Kwara State: Jebba


Niger State: Mashegu, Kontagora

Relevant stakeholders are advised to take precautionary measures to forestall loss of lives and property.

Note: Feedback from relevant stakeholders, State Government  representatives on this platform for encouragement and record purposes will be highly appreciated.

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) Central Hub,

Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja.

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