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Anambra intensifies anti-flood campaign

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COMMUNITIES living in flood-prone areas in Anambra State have been urged to vacate these places and move to safer areas.

  A statement signed by Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, listed communities in Anambra East and West, Onitsha North and South, Ogbaru, Ihiala, Ayamelum, and Awka North local government areas as the risk communities.

  According to Adinuba, government is providing holding centres where the affected people will seek refuge until floods recede.

  He stated that State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been given a list of the designated centres.

  The statement further disclosed that the centres will be provided with clean water, mattresses, bedsheets, blankets, mosquito nets, buckets and all necessary sanitary facilities and other necessaries of life.

  There will also be medicare as doctors, nurses and pharmacists will be available to attend to displaced persons. Security agencies drawn from the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Anambra State Vigilante Group will also be on hand round the centres.

  It will be recalled that Nigerian Hydrological Services recently warned communities living near river banks face imminent flood.

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