Flood: SEMA embarks on public sensitisation

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Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has embarked on public sensitisation to warn people to prepare against the effects of the rainy season.

Director-General of SEMA, Princewill Ayim said this is a result of various predictions by experts about the upcoming rainy season, including NiMEt and NIHSA.

He said they have cascaded the reports received from the two agencies through their local emergency management committees through the various communities in LGAs to sensitize the populace on how to mitigate the adverse effect of flooding.

“We are working closely with emergency stakeholders like the media house to disseminate the report to the people.

“We will not relent on this approach as it’s our best mitigation step on this flood issue.”

Listing out what is expected to be done in preparation before the floods arrive, Ayim insisted that drainages must be cleared to allow the water to run off.

“Town planning codes must also be enforced at this time.”

He disclosed that there have been windstorm disasters in Calabar which destroyed houses and other properties.

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