IMPENDING FLOOD: ANAMBRA PREPARES 20 WITHHOLDING CAMPS
Reporter UCHE NDEKE
The Anambra State Government says it has commenced the clearing and fumigation of twenty holding camps across the state in preparation for the predicted flood disaster.
The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Chief Paul Odenigbo, made this known in Awka while interacting with Radio Nigeria on the predictions by relevant weather agencies.
According to Chief, the predictions by Nigeria Meteorological Agency, (NIMET) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) that some states, including Anambra, would experience flooding have made it imperative for the government to sensitize the people and also make adequate preparations ahead of the disaster.
Chief Odenigbo said the agency in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), trained some personnel at various levels in preparedness to respond to any emergency situation occasioned by flood across the state.
He therefore urged those living in the riverine areas not to wait until the situation got out of hand before moving out but should get prepared to relocate as soon as they were told to do so.
The SEMA Executive Secretary promised that the agency, through the assistance of the Nigeria Inland Waterways, would keep updating the people on the level of water rise.