The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 13 states and 50 communities, mainly up North, are likely to witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding between September 13 and 17.
Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.
He 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, with communities like Argungu, and Katsina State, with Bindawa, Jibia, Kaita, and Katsina communities would be affected.
Other states, he said, are Niger, with Kontagora, Mashegu, and New Bussa communities, as well as Kwara State, and Kosubosu community.
“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.
He also said that Adamawa with Ganye, Mubi, Demsa, Jimeta, Mayo Belwa, Numan, Shelleng, Song, communities as well as Yobe, with Dapchi, Gashua, Geidam, Kanamma, Machina, Potiskum would be affected.
Gombe State with Nafada and Jigawa, with Dutse, Gumel, Gwaram, Miga communities were the other states and communities the territorial coordinator said would be affected.
Farinloye added that due to the rise in the water levels of Rivers Benue and Niger, communities along the two Rivers and Bayelsa were advised to take precautionary measures in the coming days.
He acknowledged the National Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Central Hub, Federal Ministry of Environment Abuja in its predictions.
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