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Flood Alert: Anambra Governor’s Wife Urges Riverine Communities to Prepare for Upland Relocation, Ensures Safety

Mrs. Soludo
Mrs. Soludo

Nonye Soludo, the wife of the Anambra State Governor, has called on residents living in flood-prone areas of the state to take proactive measures and prepare for potential relocation to higher ground. This call comes in response to predictions of an impending flood and follows emergency notices released by both the federal and state governments.

Speaking in Awka, Mrs. Soludo stressed the importance of heeding the warning and using the available time to plan effectively, thus minimizing the potential devastations associated with natural disasters. She reassured residents that the state government has already initiated contingency plans in collaboration with federal authorities, local agencies, and international partners.

Highlighting the state’s focus on safeguarding the most vulnerable, Mrs. Soludo underscored that special attention will be given to the safety and well-being of women, children, and the elderly. The government’s approach aims to address health, economic, and social emergencies that may arise due to the flooding.

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In her appeal to the inhabitants of flood-prone communities in Anambra State, Mrs. Soludo encouraged them to be proactive and prepare to relocate to designated higher ground or holding facilities. Waiting until the flood occurs, she warned, could pose significant risks.

Mrs. Soludo also urged community leaders, religious organizations, and philanthropic individuals to provide assistance and support to those who will require help during this critical period.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) recently issued an emergency alert to several states, including Anambra, urging them to make preparations for an incoming flood. This advisory was prompted by the impending release of excess water from the Lagdo Dam in neighboring Cameroon.

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In response, the Anambra State government has directed affected local government areas to initiate immediate plans for relocation to higher ground or designated holding camps, aiming to minimize the potential impact of the anticipated flood.

As the state takes proactive measures to address the looming flood threat, Nonye Soludo’s call to action highlights the importance of preparation and cooperation among residents, authorities, and community leaders to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens during this challenging period.

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