…ambulances, emergency services on stand-by
The Government of Anambra State has renewed its directive to all residents within the coastal areas in four local government areas to immediately leave their places in view of the raging flood water threatening to overrun the areas.
In a statement, the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, said the LGAs are Ogbaru, Ayamelum, Anambra West and Anambra East.
The forecast by relevant agencies that these places will experience very high levels of rainfall resulting in dangerous floods is coming to pass.
The state government has made arrangements for the effective and efficient evacuation of residents of these local government areas and to relocate them to designated holding centres.
The centres have been provided with sanitary facilities, water boreholes, beds, cooking utensils and foodstuffs.
A number of water ambulances and other marine transport vehicles are on stand-by.
All emergency services, including the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force and the Anambra State Fire Service as well as the Anambra State Emergency Management Agency and the National Emergency Management Agency, have been well mobilised.
Residents of the affected areas are therefore advised to move immediately to avoid needless dangers in the face of imminent threat to life and property.
Finally, the Anambra State Government calls on humanitarian and donor agencies, philanthropists and non–governmental organizations to assist in any way they deem fit to enable the people of Anambra State to grapple with the current severe challenges of flooding.