What you need to know about flash floods (thenewsguru.com)

What you need to know about flash floods


Flash floods are often triggered by intense rainfall or the sudden release of water from reservoirs or dams and pose a serious threat to communities in Nigeria, particularly urban areas grappling with poor drainage systems, deforestation, and rapid construction.

With at least 15 out of the country’s 36 states predicted to experience torrential rain, here are proactive steps to take and five ways to prioritise your safety if you find yourself stuck in a flash flood:

These floods are characterized by a sudden surge of water, often overwhelming homes, streets, and vehicles.

Climate change has heightened the threats of flash floods, and Nigeria has experienced shifts in weather patterns, rendering it vulnerable to intense rainfall and consequent flash floods.

How can we work together to address this challenge? Share your insights.


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