Lagos, Ogun, Gombe, Others Brace Up For Heavy Rainfalls As Windstorm Slowly Approaches From Cameroon

Lagos, Ogun, Gombe, Others Brace Up For Heavy Rainfalls As Windstorm Slowly Approaches From Cameroon

The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has on Tuesday revealed that September would be wetter than August.

Bahdstreetvibes reports that the agency disclosed a windstorm slowly moving toward Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon.

This platform understands that this notice is coming after the Cameroonian Government announced plans to “open the flood gates of the Lagdo Dam on the Benue River.”

A development likely to cause an impending flooding along the River Benue Basin.

The development was in a letter addressed to Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the letter, the Cameroonian government warned of its intention to release water from the Lagdo dam and asked the agency to take precautionary measures.

But in a fresh development, NEMA on Tuesday disclosed that the windstorm will precipitate heavy rainfall.

According to the agency’s Lagos territorial coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye revealed that the wind is hovering over part of Cameroon and Chad. He will get to Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, by Sunday or Monday.

Farinloye, who shared a map depicting the movement of the windstorm, said Gombe city in Gombe State, Potiskum and Gashua in Yobe State, and Jalingo in Taraba State would be the first to be hit by the windstorm.

He noted that “Slow-moving storm over Cameroon into Nigeria. The wind will get to Lagos latest by Sunday or Monday.

“From Lagos, it will move on for two or three weeks before it gathers strength to cause problems in the US or thereabouts.

“The wind movement will precipitate heavy rainfall. September will be wetter than August.

“We are looking at serious rainfall in September up till mid-October.” 

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