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Flood kills 45, displaces over 171,000 in 13 states – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Tuesday that 13 states have experienced flooding following the release of water from the Lagdo Dam by the Cameroonian authorities.

This was stated by Mr. Dapo Akingbade, a representative of NEMA, in Abuja at the monthly meeting of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene in the Emergency Working Group.

According to Akingbade, no fewer than 45 people have been killed, 171,545 have been displaced, and farmlands and other property have been devastated in the impacted states.

While providing an update on October 7, Akingbade stated that the agency had begun an assessment of the situation of the disaster in Adamawa by activating the emergency operation centre for coordination of interventions.

“The flooding in Adamawa has impacted a lot of people and communities. At the EOC meeting, we recommended that all states activate their flood response plans.

“Also, we are also awaiting a detailed needs assessment report from Adamawa so as to know the appropriate areas of APC response,” he said.

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The NEMA official stated that the WASH sector must be well-prepared and that collaborative responsibility is required to lessen the impact of emergency events in the country.

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