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Flood in West Africa / Nigeria

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
West Africa / Nigeria (Adamawa and Taraba States)
Date of Charter Activation:
29 August 2012
Charter Requestor:
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Project Management:
Nigerian Space Agency (NASRDA)

Description of the event

On Sunday, more than 250 villages were flooded, 18 people died and several others were trapped by the heavy flooding in Adamawa State, Nigeria.

The Cameroonian officials released water from the Ladgo Dam, which flooded the neighbouring lowlands of Nigeria.

The Emergency Management Agency is providing aid to victims of the flood. Food and blankets are being distributed to affected areas whilst awaiting further help from federal government.

West African nations experience torrential rains during their annual rain season, but this season has been reported as the worst in 50 years.