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Flood Alert: 13 states to witness heavy rainfall, flooding



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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 13 states and 50 communities, mainly up North, will likely witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding between Sept. 13 and 17.

According to NAN, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.

Farinloye listed the states and communities to include Kano State, with communities like Sumaila and Kunchi likely to be affected.

He also said that Kebbi State would be affected by communities like Argungu and Katsina State, with Bindawa, Jibia, Kaita, and Katsina communities.

He said other states were Niger, with Kontagora, Mashegu, and New Bussa communities, as well as Kwara State and Kosubosu communities.

“Zamfara State, with such communities as Kaura Namoda and Shinkafi; Bauchi State, with Bajoga, Darazo, Kirfi, Azare, Jama ‘are, Itas, Misau; Taraba, with Bali, Donga, Lau, Serti, Mutum-Biyu, Yorro, and Borno State, with Briyel, Biu, Dikwa, Kukawa will be affected,” he said.