Disastrous floods affect Nigeria

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Published on 17 October 2022

After prolonged and intense rains, Nigeria is currently impacted by the worst flood in a decade. Widespread flooding has affected 27 out of the 36 Nigerian states, inundating houses and streets. Transport has been impeded for at least two weeks, and food and fuel supplies blocked. As of 14 October 2022, the number of casualties reported stands at more than 500.

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 14 October 2022, shows the flooded areas near Gerinya, a village situated in the Kogi State in central Nigeria.
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Copernicus data and services allow the monitoring of flooding events and the assessment of their consequences. The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) delivers flood-related products covering the entire world (such as the Global Flood Awareness System) which are key when it comes to supporting forecasting, preparedness and emergency response in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

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Disastrous floods affect Nigeria | Copernicus. (2022, October 17). Retrieved October 18, 2022, from https://www.copernicus.eu/en/media/image-day-gallery/disastrous-floods-affect-nigeria