Amidst the current rise in water levels around coastal communities in Anambra State, the wife of the state governor Mrs. Nonye Soludo has asked residents of the affected areas who are still within their homes to immediately move up to higher grounds to avoid being caught up in the ravage.
In a statement on Wednesday, Mrs. Soludo said she is deeply concerned about the spillover havoc that could result from the flood, which has already made life difficult for the affected people.
She said that with water already creeping into homes, schools, religious places, markets, and other related places, those who are still procrastinating must prioritize the safety of lives first, and move up to higher grounds or designated holding camps.
NOHR findings revealed that several towns and communities in Anambra state including Anyamelum, Awka North, Anambra East, Anambra West, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Ogbaru, and Ihiala have been identified as highly flood-prone local government areas.
In August, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) advised flood-prone communities in Anambra State to begin to relocate upland ahead of possible flooding in the state citing the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s (NIMET) prediction of flooding in Anambra was still valid.