Ekiti is Classified as Flood-prone by NEMA.
The National Emergency Management Agency has issued a flood warning for Ekiti State, citing higher rainfall in the latter part of this year as one of the states likely to face floods.
Kadiri Olanrewaju, NEMA’s Head of Operations in Ekiti and Ondo States, disclosed this during a recent road show on flood sensitisation and awareness at Oja-Bisi, Oja-Oba, and Fayose Markets in Ado-Ekiti, to educate traders on the risk of flood in different languages such as English, Pidgin, Igbo, Hausa, and Ekiti dialect.
The NEMA director urged citizens to take precautions against the flooding that is expected in the state and its surrounds later this year. The agency stated in a statement that the forecast by relevant agencies had named Ekiti State among the states that were expected to experience flooding based on increased volume of rainfall, adding that most local government areas in the state were flood-prone with high risks due to sessional rainfall.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to obey warnings on the impending flood by the Nigerian Meteorological Department, noting that it will go a long way in reducing the impact of the flood.