20 States Prone To High-risk Flooding In September, NiMet Warns.
By Walid Y Hari
Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned of possible flooding in 20 states across the country due to excess rainfall.
NiMet listed the states that are prone to high-risk flooding this month (September) as Kebbi and Jigawa in the northwest, Borno, Bauchi and Taraba in the northeast, Plateau in north central and Bayelsa in the South-south.
Others are Kano, Adamawa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Abia, Imo, Enugu, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Ekiti.
The agency said its warning was based on the rainfall distribution and rainfall amounts recorded in the country last month.
In a statement he issued last night, NiMet spokesperson, Muntari Ibrahim said, “The saturated state of the soil moisture across the country in the month of July and heavy rainfall recorded in August may put most places to experience varying degrees of flooding activities ranging from high, medium, low and flash flood for the month of September.