Some states surrounding the Federal Capital Territory have been warned by the Federal Emergency Management Authority to expect strong winds within the next three days.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs, FEMA, Nkechi Isa, on Wednesday which said;
“States contiguous to the Federal Capital Territory, like Nasarawa, Niger and Kaduna are to experience very strong winds within the next three days. Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Borno and Adamawa states will also experience strong winds. The forecast warns that moderate risk hazards may occur due to the strong winds,”
It also stated that people may be displaced while weak structures may be damaged due to the strong winds.
“Mindful of the fact that climatic changes in some of these states, particularly Nasarawa, may impact the Federal Capital Territory, FEMA is closely monitoring the situation,”
Appealing to the residents to clear blocked drainages and avoid obstruction of water channels, the FEMA Director General, Dr Abbas Idriss, assured them of the commitment of the agency in ensuring protection of lives and properties.
He also urged them to use the 112 toll-free number in case of emergency and also to exercise caution during heavy rains and avoid driving in a pool of water.