FLOOD: Kano State floods claim 23 lives.

 

Kano State floods claim 23 lives.

23 people died as a result of flooding and windstorms in 25 local government areas of the state, according to the Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

Dr. Saleh Jili, the agency's executive secretary, said this at a celebration of the 2022 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) on Friday in Kano.

The Day's slogan is "IDDRR Early Warning and Early Action for all # Only Together."

He claimed that the Day was created to honor those engaged in efforts to save lives, revive lost hope, foster resiliency, and foster a feeling of community among those who have been affected by disasters.

According to Jili, the tragedy has caused the displacement of 20,399 people, injured 100 others, destroyed 15,000 farmlands, and damaged property valued at more over N2.1 billion in the affected areas since April.

He claimed that the Agency also rescued eight persons from a collapsed structure near GSM Market on Beirut Road in Kano's capital city.

He claims that the state administration has put preventative measures in place to lessen danger and disaster throughout the state.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje reaffirmed his dedication to safeguarding the lives and property of those living in the state.

According to Ganduje, who was represented by Dr. Kabiru Getso, Commissioner for the Environment, the Day would raise awareness of the risks associated with disasters and the ways vulnerable populations may prevent them.

In addition to helping the victims survive, he added, "Disaster management includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, reaction, and recovery."

He asked the populace to abide by building rules and environmental regulations, stop throwing rubbish into drains without consideration, clear obstructions in waterways, and stop littering.

Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Kano Territorial Office, also addressed the audience and asked pertinent parties and development organizations to strengthen early warning to reduce flooding.

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