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GENEVA —  The number of extreme weather or climate-related disasters has increased significantly since 1970, a report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported on Wednesday. Between 2000 and 2009, there were five times as many as in the 1970s, according to the report. It noted that the number of weather-related natural disasters declined slightly during the following decade, from 2010 to 2019. More than two million people died in the approximately 11,000 natural disasters...

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BAUCHI — As a result of torrential rainfall recorded in some parts of Bauchi state, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Thursday says 20 deaths were recorded while 37 persons sustained varying degrees of injuries with properties worth N1 billion lost to floods as a result of floods. Dr. Abubakar Umar Gabarin, Coordinator, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), while briefing journalists said all the 20 local government areas of the state were affected...

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YOLA — The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says seven persons died and about 74,713 people were affected by flood in August across the state. Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola. According to him, 79 Villages in 16 local government areas are affected by the disaster. He said the most hit areas included Demsa, Yola South, Lamurde, Yola...

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KANO — Farms and property worth N1.5 billion have been destroyed by floods in eight local government areas of the state. The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had earlier predicted flooding in 25 LGAs of the state due to expected heavy rainfall. Dr. Sale Jili, Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency who spoke in Kano on Sunday said 95 farms were affected. The affected LGAs according to Jili include Bunkure, Minjibir, Tarauni, Doguwa, Rano, Ungogo,...

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