Flood submerges 116 houses in Abuja estate – FEMA

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The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says 116 houses have been affected by flood at Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja.

The Director-General, FEMA, Dr Abbas Idriss, who said this in a statement by Nkechi Isa, Head, Public Affairs, FEMA, however said no life was lost in the incident.

“No fewer than 116 houses were submerged, but no life was lost, following a heavy downpour which started in the early hours of the day.”

He said that the flood which was caused by infractions on the water channels, had made the Estate to be vulnerable to flooding.

The FEMA boss dismissed social media reports alleging that a resident of the estate was missing as a result of the flood.

He however appealed to residents whose houses were built on water channels to relocate.

Idriss who said that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) had predicted heavy flooding in the FCT this year, also advised residents living on flood prone areas to relocate.

He called on the residents to use the 112 Emergency toll free number to report emergencies

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