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Water From Cameroonian Dam Causes Flood In Adamawa – NEMA


THE National Emergency Management Agency has stated that Adamawa State is experiencing flood as a result of the release of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon Republic.

NEMA noted that at least 9733 houses in the state had been affected by windstorms in 2024.


Mr Ladan Ayuba, NEMA Head of Operations in Adamawa, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Saturday.

He added that the agency conducted an assessment in the affected local government areas which include; Jada, Hong, Mayo-Belwa, Madagali and Fufore.

Ayuba who said the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s predictions stated that Adamawa was among the states to experience flooding in 2024, urging the residents who reside in the floodfront areas to relocate to safer places or higher ground for their safety.

Ayuba listed likely areas to be affected as Fufore, Yola-North, Yola-south, Girei, Numan, Lamurde and Gombi LGAs, while he advised residents to cultivate the habit of listening to the radio for relevant information and following instructions of the agency.

“For your safety, please avoid flood-prone areas, stay on higher ground and stop dumping refuse in waterways.

“You should also not drink or wash clothes with flood water to avoid a cholera outbreak.

“People should only return home when the authorities say it is safe to do so because we are experiencing flood as a result of the release of water from Lagdo Dam of Cameron Republic.

The sensitisation was ongoing and the traditional leaders should complement the efforts of government by ensuring the message gets to their subjects as some have no access to media.”

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