The Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Thursday sensitised residents of some parts of the state about impending flood in the days ahead.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mrs Nkechi Eneh, made this known during a flood sensitisation campaign at Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.
Eneh said that the campaign was in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
She said that the mission became necessary due to the forecast by Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and other relevant agencies which designated parts of the state as flood flashpoints.
She said that according to the forecast, the council would be affected, saying that residents of the area need to brace up for the incident.
There is no doubt that the world has witnessed an increase in natural disasters and our state has had its fair share.
That is why we are here to equip you with disaster-reduction measures because the safety of residents of the state is top priority to this government,” she said.
Eneh said that the state government would not wait until the disasters occurred, noting that proactive measures had to be put in place.
She said that parts of the local government area had always been hit by flood in the past and the 2019 flood outlook was not different.
She also warned residents of the area to resist the temptation of building on waterways and blockage of drainages.
Source: Voice of Nigeria