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NiMet Forecast: CAMIC urges Nigerians to prepare for severe weather

As Nigeria prepares for an impending severe weather event forecasted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), the Climate Africa Media Initiative Center (CAMIC) emerges as a crucial source of guidance and support for communities nationwide.

NiMET’s projections indicate a severe weather condition expected to persist for three days, presenting potential risks and challenges to both livelihoods and infrastructure.

Recognizing the imperative of proactive measures in mitigating the impact of adverse weather conditions, CAMIC emphasizes the following precautions for all Nigerians:

Stay Informed: Stay abreast of weather forecasts from reputable sources like NiMET and official channels. Regular updates will enable individuals and communities to make well-informed decisions regarding safety measures and preparedness.

Prepare Emergency Kits: Assemble emergency kits comprising essential items such as food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, and important documents. These kits will prove invaluable during power outages or disrupted services.

Secure Property and Belongings: Take preemptive steps to secure property and belongings. This includes securing loose objects, trimming trees and branches, and reinforcing structures to minimize damage from strong winds or heavy rainfall.

Stay Indoors: Exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel during the severe weather period. If travel is unavoidable, adhere to road safety guidelines.

Monitor Vulnerable Individuals: Keep a vigilant eye on vulnerable individuals, including children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions. Ensure they receive adequate support and assistance to safely weather the storm.

Collaborate with Local Authorities: Coordinate response efforts and access assistance by collaborating with local authorities and emergency services. Adhere to any directives or advisories issued by relevant authorities.

As an organization deeply committed to environmental advocacy and community resilience, CAMIC remains steadfast in supporting Nigerians through challenging times. Together, we can navigate this weather event with resilience and solidarity.

About CAMIC

The Climate Africa Media Initiative Centre (CAMIC) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Through research, advocacy, and collaborative initiatives, CAMIC strives to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient planet for current and future generations.

Notable initiatives include the Environmental Journalism Workshop in association with Dangote in Lagos and Yola, the Tree Planting Campaign for students with Special Needs, the Jabi Lake Campaign against Plastic pollution, and the Green Club Initiative, among others. In less than five years, CAMIC has made significant strides in Climate Advocacy.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Orji Ruth
Program Officer
Email: info@camic-ngo.org
Phone: +2348035292193

 

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