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11 sept. 2020 | 10h08 UTC

Nigeria: Flooding causes damage and casualties in Agwara LGA (Niger state) September 11

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Flooding causes damage and casualties in Agwara LGA (Niger state) September 11; disruption to transport and business likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2020, 12h00 until 15/9/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Niger state, Agwara LGA

Event

Heavy rainfall and associated flooding have damaged at least 50 homes, displacing hundreds of residents in the Agwara Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger state as of Friday, September 11. The worst affected area was the Gallah ward of Agwara LGA. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is set to convene to determine a mitigation response over the coming days. 

Further rainfall is expected over the near term. Disruption to transportation, business, and utilities is likely.

Advice

Those in Niger state are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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