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  • Updated: May 07, 2024

FCT emergency department expresses readiness for flood prevention

FCT emergency department expresses readiness for flood preve

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department, FEMD, has affirmed its readiness to prevent fatalities from flooding in the territory.

Mohammed Sabo, the department's director, provided this assurance in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday. Sabo noted that the department possesses the necessary data to execute prevention and mitigation strategies against flooding in the FCT. 

He also referenced the Nigerian Meteorological Agency's, NiMet, release of the 2024 Seasonal Climate Prediction Report in February.

“As such, we have all the critical data needed to adequately prepare our prevention and mitigation measures against flooding,” Sabo said.

He said that based on the reports, FCT might not be in danger, but all the surrounding states of the territory were susceptible to flooding.

Sabo said that in response to the prediction, FEMD had adequately put measures in place to ensure an effective response to the likelihood of flash floods in the territory.

He insisted, “I assure you that we are well prepared to respond to any flood that may occur in the FCT.”

The director added that the department would equally mount signposts to enlighten and caution residents on the dangers of flooding and install additional barricades in flash flood areas.

“We are ready to collaborate with our stakeholders to ensure that all the roads that experience flash floods during the rainy season are barricaded to prevent vehicles from plying them.

“This is to prevent loss of lives to flooding during rainy seasons,” he said. 

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