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100 houses submerged as flood takes over Abuja Estate, displaces residents

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Following a torrential rainfall that lasted for hours on Friday morning, over a 100 hundred houses at the Trademore Estate, Abuja, have been submerged by flood.

The devastating flood has left many residents trapped in their houses while many have been displaced. Several vehicles and structures within the Estate were also affected by the flood.

Reacting to the incident, the Director General of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Dr Abbas G. Idriss noted that the floods were caused by infractions on the water channels around the area.

The FEMA boss, therefore, appealed to residents whose houses are built on the water channel to relocate to avert further danger, while recalling that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA had earlier predicted heavy floods in the FCT, this rainy season.

He urged residents to always use the 112 Emergency toll free number in the event of an emergency.

In a statement released today, the Head, Public Affairs at FEMA, Nkechi Isa quoted her boss as saying that the Trademore estate is on a water channel and therefore prone to floods.

According to Idriss, the floods have however receded, appreciating all stakeholders and residents for their efforts and cooperation at Trademore Estate to ensure that no life was lost.

He dismissed as untrue social media reports alleging that a resident of the Estate was missing during the floods.

 

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