Flood wreaks havoc, renders people homeless in Adamawa – ADSEMA

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says heavy downpour on Friday which lasted for hours,has displaced substantial number of people across the state.

Dr. Muhammed Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA) said on Sunday in Yola that his men were still assessing the damages.

“The Agency had camped over 219 people mostly women and children displaced by flood from Modire and Yolde -Pate suburbs in Yola South Local Government Area .

“Our officers are also stillness assessing the damage caused by the disaster  in Yola North, Girei, Ganye and Shelleng local government areas,” Sulaiman said.

He said from the report reaching the agency, no life had been lost so far, adding however that property, which included houses, farmlands and domestic animal,among others, were affected.

Sulaiman said in some local government areas,the flood had washed away many roads, as well as affected some public schools.

He called on the Federal Government and other humanitarian organisations,to come to their aid to avert outbreak of disease in the affected areas.

In the first week of August 2019, about six people, mostly children, were killed, and property worth million of Naira destroyed by flood in Yola. (NAN)

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