Flash Flood – Africa – Nigeria


EDIS Number: FF-20110623-31257-NGA
Date / time: 23/06/2011 02:54:21 [UTC]
Event: Flash Flood
Area: Africa
Country: Nigeria
State/County: State of Kano
Location: Kano
Number of Deads: 7 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: 150 person(s)
Damage level: Heavy

Description:

Nigeria's fire service says at least six people have died after torrential rains flooded a highly populated area in northern Nigeria. Kano state fire service chief Kassim Musa said Wednesday that the wet season's early rains flooded a neighborhood in the city of Kano because of poor drainage. He said about 150 people have been displaced and at least 27 houses destroyed. Authorities say flooding last year displaced about 500,000 people across Nigeria. Most of them lived in the country's northwest region. Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency recently warned state governments in the area to take preventive measures against floods after weather forecasts showed that rains would be even heavier this year. The wet season loosely lasts from June to September, with July and August as the rainiest months.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 23.06.2011 at 03:15:42.

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