During late August this year, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) informed the general public, especially the riparian states and communities by the Banks of River Niger & its floodplains, that River Niger is still rising with likelihood of occurrence of River Flooding.
NIHSA said further “The following states should be on the watch out, and should make necessary preparations to relocate people within the floodplains to safe and higher grounds in the event of flooding: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Bayelsa.”
If it continues to rain, people living close to the coast should expect more floodlike environment. Whenever an environment becomes flooded, the fishermen around will also be deployed.
Sadly, thousands have been victimised by this natural incident. Buildings become extinct, properties scatter everywhere, livestock affected, vegetations also perish. Even the aquatic lives are affected because it drive them off and bring back threats.
The 2012 Nigeria floods began in early July 2012, and killed 363 people and displaced over 2.1 million people as of 5 November 2012. Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, and Benue states of Nigeria have been hit the worst.
In some coastal regions flooding is their third weather after summer and winter. Before the flood, they repair their canoes and prepare for it. They change their domestic setting, hang several items and lots more. Flooding in that sense is cultural due to continuous rainfall.
Man made technology also contribute to this global menace. The only two common natural means determining water movement are wind and land slope. On this point I reserve my comment to moderate my article.
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF RECENT FLOODING:
- NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOSE, DO NOT QUIT, KEEP MOVING ON, YOU HAVE MORE REASONS TO KEEP LIVING.
- OTHERS ARE LEARNING FROM YOUR ENDURANCE
- HELP CO-VICTIMS LIKE YOU, ENCOURAGE THEM TO KEEP LIVING, YOU WILL BE HAPPY
- DO NOT TAKE THE BLAME ON ANYONE NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOSE
- IF ANYONE CAST ANY BLAME ON YOU DO NOT REPLY BECAUSE THE PERSON IS ALREADY IN PAIN YOU MAY LEAVE THE SCENE
These Above Tips work well for disaster survivors seeking emotional and physical recovery.