The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has issued a notification to residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Edo, Delta, and 22 other states, indicating that a 48-hour period of heavy rainfall is set to commence on Thursday.
In their weekly heavy rainfall forecast bulletin released on Wednesday, the agency also advised residents to be prepared for potential flash floods.
The affected states include Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, and Benue. The bulletin specifies that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected from Thursday, September 28th, to Friday, September 29th, 2023, in these regions, with strong winds accompanying the rain, particularly in some states in the northern part of the country.
The agency emphasized the risk of flash flooding and advised against driving through surface runoff waters due to strong undercurrents, as well as highlighting slippery road surfaces and reduced visibility as potential hazards associated with the downpour.
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