NiMet lists 25 states to experience heavy rainfall September 28 *See full list

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has announced that 25 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will experience heavy rainfall.

The rainfall will according to NiMet lead to possibility of flash floods on Thursday September 28 and Friday, September 29.
The states projected to experience heavy rainfall include Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa and Abia.

The forecast listed Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, and Benue States, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to experience moderate to heavy rainfall.
According to the forecast very light or no rain is expected over the rest of the country.

On infrastructure, NiMet also said strong winds are a threat to weak structures, trees, and masts, adding that people in affected states should disconnect electrical appliances before and not during the rains.

NiMet cautioned that the expected moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to cause some flash flooding over their areas of occurrence.
The agency also warned that strong winds may accompany the rains with the strongest winds expected over parts of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi.
The agency warned members of the public, especially the driving population, not to drive through surface runoff waters, as they have strong undercurrents.
It maintained that other likely hazards include slippery road surfaces, reduced visibility during the rain, which can disrupt road traffic stressing that avoiding the temptation to drive through such surface water would be safer for all.

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