By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Monday issued a red alert that 11 states will be flooded in the month of August.
They are Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe and Zamfara.
The agency therefore advised relevant government agencies to perfect and activate their emergency evacuation plans as soon as necessary.
In a statement made available to the media in Abuja, the agency said the soil moisture in these states have reached saturation level because of the cumulative high rainfall intensity in the last two months.
The statement said: “Soil moisture has either reached saturation, or near saturation levels, due to cumulative high intensity rainfall in some parts of the country in June and July.
“NIMET in exercise of its mandate to monitor the weather and climate of the country at all times, and working in collaboration with the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), has been monitoring rainfall events across the country.”
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