Flash Floods: NiMet Alerts On Heavy Rainfall On Thursday, Friday

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The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted heavy rainfall for Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023 in several States across the country with a possibility of flash floods in some States.
NiMet’s heavy rainfall forecast showed that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, and Benue States, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It also showed that very light or no rain is expected over the rest of the country, the forecast indicated.
On infrastructure, NiMet also said strong winds are a threat to weak structures, trees and mast, adding that people in affected states should disconnect electrical appliances before and not during the rains.
NiMet cautioned that the expected moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to cause some flash flooding over their areas of occurrence.
The agency also warned that strong winds may accompany the rains with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi States.
NiMet advised the public not to drive through surface runoff waters, as they have strong undercurrents; while other likely hazards include slippery road surfaces, reduced visibility during the rain, which can disrupt road traffic.



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