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DSTG identifies 17 LGAs prone to flooding *Advises residents to relocate



In a bid to forestall the effect of flooding disaster in the Delta State, residents of flood prone areas have been advised to relocate to safe areas.

The advice was given yesterday (6/8/19), at Asaba, during a post executive council press briefing by the Hon Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, flanked by his counterpart in Works, Chief James Augoye and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Comrade Olisa Ifejika.

Aniagwu explained that the flood alert given by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is availing persons living in coastal areas to take steps that can reduce the effect of the disaster.

“NEMA has given hint that the flood water is again raising as it was last year and to that extent, our brothers and sisters who live in flood prone areas and most especially the lower plains are being advised to relocate to higher to relocate to higher ground.

“The government will ensure that we are not caught up by this particular issue that has already been warned about.

The cooperation of the people is needed to guide against this disaster.”

The commissioner identified Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Ndokwa East, Ndolwa West, Patani, Ughelli South, Udu Isoko South, Warrior North, Warrior South, Bomadi, Warri South West as Local Government Areas that may be affected by flooding.

He added that parts of Aniocha South, Ika South, Ika South, Ika South as well as Sapele can also be affected when the flood progresses.

Meanwhile, the commissioner for Works disclosed that exco approved storm water  drainage projects at  Okotomi axis in Okpanam to terminate at Iyi Okwu stream and another from the Specialist Hospital to flow into the storm drainage on Ralph Uwechue Street.”

According to Chief Augoye, the project at Okotomi was awarded to open up the area which has been blocked by buildings and construct sewer that will run through the area while that of that of the Specialist Hospital, measuring 3,213 meters will drain into Ralph Uwechue Sewer.

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  1. Anthonia Mowah

    August 7, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for your your balanced reportage.

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