The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised riverine communities in the state to be vigilant and prepare for possible relocation as the state awaits this year's flooding.
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency had predicted massive flooding of riverine communities in Anambra State.
NEMA in collaboration with Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) gave the advice during a sensitization visit to Ayamelum, Anambra East and West Council Areas.
The visit was in fulfilment of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency’s mandate to provide essential meteorological information to residents of flood-prone areas to minimize the adverse effect of the disaster.
The leader of NEMA delegation, Kennedy Ekeh, and the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Chief Paul Odenigbo, in their speeches asked the affected communities to be alert and comply with the government’s directives on how to minimize the effects of the flood.
The communities were also advised to prepare for the security, economic and health implications of the foreseen flood.