To prepare for the anticipated floods in 2023, the Emohua Local Government Area (LGA) Emergency Management Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Chidi Lloyd, the LGA chairman, has initiated an awareness campaign. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) forecasted the floods, prompting the committee to take action. The campaign aims to educate residents of flood-prone communities in Emohua LGA on the importance of regular cleaning of waterways and drainages.

The committee, chaired by Hon Peter Wogbo, the Executive Assistant on Special Duties to the LGA chairman, has started visiting communities to sensitize residents. During these visits, the committee not only informs the people about the early warning signs of flash floods but also urges them to be alert during heavy downpours to prevent any harm.

Various indicators of an impending flood include dam or river bank failure, tropical storms, hurricanes, prolonged rainfall, and early snow melting, depending on the geographical features of a specific area.

Additionally, the committee has identified suitable sites to establish camps for internally displaced persons (IDP) and temporary learning facilities for students from schools that may be affected by the flood. This preparation is part of the proactive measures taken by the Emohua LGA Emergency Management Committee.

To ensure comprehensive coverage, the committee has partnered with traditional rulers from the visited communities. They will utilize local town criers to extend the awareness campaign to every corner of Emohua LGA.

Noteworthy progress has also been made in the desilting of drainages and clearing of medians along the Emohua LGA section of the East-West road as directed by Dr. Chidi Lloyd. The work commenced shortly after the committee's inauguration, covering various sections of the road from the Emohua/Choba bridge to the boundary between Emohua and Ahoada-East LGAs via Elele-Alimini.

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