The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has issued an early warning to all relevant Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies to be on high alert for possible flooding in the Federal Capital Territory.
This was issued in a statement by FEMA boss, Abbas Idriss, and signed by the head of Public Affairs of the Agency, Nkechi Isa.
It added that to mitigate the anticipated heavy floods, the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has put its divers, rescuers, and vanguard on red alert.
“The impact-based weather forecast issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) has put its divers, rescuers, and vanguard on red alert.
“The impact-based weather forecast issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) expects moderate to heavy rainfall over the FCT and Nasarawa State between the 16th to the 18th of August 2022,” it partly read.
The FEMA Boss added that as a result of the heavy rains expected in the next 96 hours, there are chances of flash flooding of roads, low-lying settlements, and river channels.
While appreciating the Nigerian Meteorological Agency for their daily update on the weather condition in order to keep the FCT safe from flooding and other weather-related hazards, Idriss appealed to residents to avoid low-lying terrains; clear waterways of debris; and avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures during the rains.
He urged residents to watch out for more updates and Early Warning Messages and call the 112 Toll-Free emergency number in the event of any threat.