Flooding: Abia records 21 deaths, receives FG’s relief items.
Executive Secretary of Abia State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Sunday Jackson, says that the state has so far recorded 21 deaths from flooding in different communities.
Jackson in Umuahia, said this on Friday that the distribution of relief materials to some victims by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
He said that Abia was one of the 32 states predicted by the Nigeria Hydrological Services to suffer high probable flood risk.
He said that the disaster did not only claim 21 lives but ravaged many communities, farmlands and means of livelihood of the victims.
According to him, the state recorded flooding in 16 of the 17 local government areas (LGAs).
“We are believing that this assistance by the Federal Government will go a long way to cushion the effects of the disaster,” Jackson said.