Flood: Emergency Management Agency alerts FCT residents

Posted by News Express | 25 June 2020 | 233 times

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The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned residents to desist from acts that lead to flooding in this rainy season.

The warning came as the body of one Mr. James Odeh aged 35 age was recovered by the FEMA search and rescue team from a flooded river along Dogon-gada Area, near Efab Housing Estate, Lokogoma District.

It is belived that the victim was attempting to drive through the flooded water in the company of one Mr. Nsendoo Uketar aged 20yrs who has been rescued alive by the team.

The vehicle of the victim a Toyota Corola 2010 model was also rescued from the flooded river.

Saddened by unfortunate incident, the Director General (FEMA) Alhaji Idriss Abbas advised residents to stay away from flooded water and avoid driving around flooded sites.

According to the FEMA boss, “Most people underestimate the strength of water and the danger it poses.”

He then urged the residents to adopt attitudinal change as key to fighting disaster to the nearest minimum in the FCT.  (VON)




Source: News Express

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