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Flooding: Oyo trains officials in early warning signs

The Oyo State Government has commenced training of its officials in early warning signs of flooding, as part of efforts to check the natural disaster.

The Commissioner for lnformation, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement.

According to the statement, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, while speaking at the training, explained that the initiative was a technology-driven system of warning that would alert people in flood-prone areas six hours ahead of possible danger.

This, he said, would allow them time to evacuate their families.

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Flooding: Oyo trains officials in early warning signs

5th April 2023

 

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The Oyo State Government has commenced training of its officials in early warning signs of flooding, as part of efforts to check the natural disaster.

 

The Commissioner for lnformation, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement.

 

According to the statement, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, while speaking at the training, explained that the initiative was a technology-driven system of warning that would alert people in flood-prone areas six hours ahead of possible danger.

This, he said, would allow them time to evacuate their families.

Oni said, “It is not enough for an early warning system to correctly identify an impending hazard, it must also ensure that the residents that are at risk receive the alert, understand it, and most importantly act on it.

“With the climate change, the weather has become more unpredictable and we can’t continue to rely on traditional and indigenous knowledge in our decision-making.”

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