The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned some states in the country to prepare for flooding in the month of August as a result of heavy rainfall.
NEMA in a statement on Monday by its Lagos Territorial Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye said the states to be affected include Kwara, Ondo, Delta and 16 other states as well as 56 communities across the country.
The agency warned that heavy rainfall could lead to flooding in the affected areas.
The communities include Aboh in Delta State; Ado-Ekiti, Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, and Owena in Ondo State.
Other communities include Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo, Surulere, Atani in Anambra state, Ifo, Ota and Sagamu in Ogun state, Lafia and Wamba in Nasarawa state, Ikom and Ogoja in Cross River State.
The statement also listed Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum in Bauchi state, Hadejia and Mige in Jigawa state, Ilesa and Osogbo in Osun state, Kosubosu in Kwara state.
Others are Anka, Bungudu and Gusau in Zamfara state, Goronyo in Sokoto state, Numan and Shelleng in Adamawa state, Serti in Taraba state, Ito, Katsina-Ala, Vande-Ikya in Benue state, Oguta and Orlu in Imo state and Ugba community in Abia state.