By Omoghene Benedict,
The Chief of Staff to Delta State Governor, Olorogun David Edevbie has urged residents residing in flood proned areas to relocated to a safer place in other to avoid the heavy rainfall that is imminent.
Addressing newsmen in Asaba, Olorogun Edevbie noted that the 2019 seasonal rainfall prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NEMA, reveals that coastal states like Delta would experience heavy rainfall that would last for days and leads to flooding.
He said, “NIMET forecasts that there would be extended rainfall that would last between three to eight days in the states listed and this advice is very necessary in other to avoid the lost of lives and properties among Deltans.
Edevbie advised residents of communities, especially those living close to canals and drainage, to desist from dumping refuse inside canals.
According to him, the dropping of refuse into canal and drainages could hinder the free flow of water and further aggravate flooding.
“We have decided to enlighten our people on the warning by NEMA that flood is rising and people living in flood-prone areas should as a matter of urgency, relocate to safer areas.” he said.