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20 Kano LGAs prone to flooding – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 20 Local Government Areas in Kano State are under high risk of flooding in 2020.

The Coordinator of NEMA in Kano, Alhaji sunusi Ado stated this during meeting on flood awareness campaign and implication of 2020 seasonal rainfall prediction held on Wednesday in Kano.

He said Kano is among the states expected to experience flash and urban flooding, according to the annual flood warning released by Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in its annual flood outlook for 2020.

Local government areas likely to be affected include; Tarauni, Garun Malam, Rimin Gado, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Shanono and Gabasawa.

Other areas are; Gwarzo, Ungoggo, Warawa, Dawakin Kudu, Dambatta, Bebeji, Kano, Wudil, Kura, Nasarawa, Kano Municipal and Kumbotso Local Government Areas.

Agriculture, water resources, health, transport and infrastructure would be disrupted, he said.

Alhaji Sanusi Ado called for more sensitization and cooperation of the residents to ensure that risk was minimised.

Abdullahi jalaluddeen

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