Flood sacks 15,000 families in Taraba

Flood has rendered over 15000 families homeless in six local government areas of Taraba State, Permanent Secretary, State Emergency management Agency (SEMA)Mr. Nuvalga Danhubu, said.
He told Daily Trust in Jalingo that the flood was as a result of heavy rainfall and water released from the dam in Cameroun.
 Danhubu said apart from residential buildings, several farmlands were also destroyed by the flood in Kari-Lamido, Gassol,Lau,Ibbi  ,Ardo-Kola,and Wukari Local Government Areas.
He said both the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Emergency management Agency (NEMA) have embarked on sensitization campaign and alerted communities residing by the river bank to relocate.
He noted that relocation of communities from flood prone areas has reduced the level of damage caused by the disaster.
He said the state government has released the sum of N50 million to the agency to provide relief materials for victims of flood disaster in the state.

The permanent secretary added that the federal government also provided relief materials for distribution.

-Daily Trust  

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