Mr Idris Abubarkar, NEMA Incident Commander in Awka, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday.
He said in addition to food items, building materials would be given to those whose homes were destroyed by the disaster to enable them to begin life again.
Abubarkar, however, noted that the relief materials to be distributed were not compensation but palliatives aimed at cushioning the impact.
“We in collaboration with SEMA are coordinating an actionable and assessment report that can guide the Federal Government to intervene.
“We shall give out food items and building materials to people whose homes were destroyed,” he said.
Abubarkar blamed the flood on poor management of the environment and warned people to stop building structures and felling trees on flood plains.
He said the high number of dams were impeding the free flow of waters and causing siltation and called for massive dredging and de-silting works on natural water channels.
“People are encouraged to stop construction of structures on flood plains; they are also to respect early warning signals whenever they come and move up to higher lands.
“A major cause of flooding is the siltation resulting from a number of dam and cutting down of trees on flood paths, so we need dredging and de-siltation so that water can remain in its natural course,” he said.(NAN)