The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disclosed that over 116 houses were submerged at Trademore Estate in Abuja as a result of heavy downpour Friday morning.
Speaking during an on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene of the incident, the director-general of the Agency, Dr. Abbas Idriss, noted that no life was lost as a result of the incident.
Noting that the floods at Trademore Estate were caused by infractions on the water channel, Idriss appealed to residents whose houses are built on the water channel to relocate.
According to the FEMA boss, Trademore Estate is on the water channel and, therefore, vulnerable to floods, and that the floods have receded, and therefore, appreciated all stakeholders, and residents for their efforts and cooperation at to ensure that no life was lost. He dismissed as untrue social media reports alleging that a resident of the Estate was swept away by the flood.
While stressing that Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) had predicted heavy floods in the FCT in this rainy season, Idriss appealed to residents of the Estate whose houses sit on the water channel to relocate. The FEMA boss urged residents to always use the 112 Emergency toll free number in the event of an emergency.