August 30, 2013. Torrential rains have caused floods in some parts of Nigeria. As a result of checking the readiness of the country was subjected to emergency situations.
The floods affected 35,000 people in five states of Nigeria. About 600 people were left homeless. At least one person was killed. In the state of Katsina in the north of the country flooded 55 farms, the newspaper writes, "The Guardian".
A large number of casualties could be avoided by the early warning system, people quickly moved to a safe area. This system was created after serious flooding in 2012, which affected about 7 million people.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, this year in Nigeria more rain falls than in the past. The Nigerian Red Cross office has prepared 22,000 volunteers for flood relief and stocked with basic necessities.
In May of this year, the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria has pledged funds for the construction of 250 houses for families who were left homeless by last year's floods.