Weather Forecast:Ogun Govt Alerts Residents To Prevent Flood Disaster - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, September 15, 2023

Weather Forecast:Ogun Govt Alerts Residents To Prevent Flood Disaster



Ogun State government has alerted residents especially those in the downstream of the Ogun-river of the likelihood of experiencing heavy flooding from this month, following the recent 
updated 2023 water release forecast for flood control by the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority effective from September 2023 and the high rainfall being experienced as predicted by NIMET and other related Agencies,

Director, Ogun State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Wale Shonde who raised alarm in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews, warned inhabitants and property owners living in flood-prone areas like Amolasho, Ijeun-titun, Arakanga, Warewa, Oke-Afa, Isheri, Akute, Ojumele, Isaka-Owode-Yewa, among others to move upland in order to avert unforeseen disaster.
Shonde further advised residents to enlarge small and inadequate drainage systems, stop using river channels as repositories, desist from walking or driving through a pool of water or flood, and ensure proper maintenance and desilting of blocked drains.
According to him, the safety of citizens' lives and property remains the utmost priority of the state Government.

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