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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2020-000207
Country: NGA Nigeria
Location: Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Sokoto, and Zamfara states
Date (YMD): 2020-10-6
Information Source:Nigerian Red Cross Society
Comments: On 6 October 2020, flood levels at the hydrological stations monitored in Niamey (Niger Republic) and Malan Ville (Benin Republic) reached the red alert zone due to the intensity of the torrential rainfall and caused flooding in Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Sokoto, and Zamfara state (amongst other states) affecting 91,254 people or 15,209 households. The flood incident was caused by the intensity of the rainfalls at the peak of the flood season and the release of dams located in neighbouring Niger, Cameroon and Benin, which resulted in the Benue and Niger rivers overflowing and affecting communities living along their banks and in surrounding areas.
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