Thirty states in the country will be hit by flood as forecasted by the Nigerian Metrological Agency.
The Nigerian Metrological Agency has forecasted that there will be more rain and flood this year. With the devastating flooding in 2012 which decimated everything in its path still fresh in every mind, Nigerians have again been warned to brace up for heavier rains and their attendant flooding.
According to Sun News, the Director General of Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET), Mr. Anthony Anuforo, said the thirty states of the federation will suffer the most. He added that Lagos in particular, and other parts of the country would be inundated with flood water starting from September 27, 2013. He harped on the essence of heeding to early warnings to help prevent fatalities and possibly reduce other losses that might occur.
He claimed that a flood similar to that of 2012, where 1.3 million Nigerians were displaced and 431 die, may hit the country this year. He advised the government and individuals to prepare adequately to prevent a disaster.
The effect of climate change is everywhere and they can mostly be noticed in the changing weather patterns we are used to over the years. The important thing for us at the agency is to predict accurately, using the latest technology we are abreast of. On the part of the citizenry, there is need to adopt an environmentally-friendly life style that would keep the environment safe.
People living around flood prone areas are therefore advised to relocate on time.