Nigeria - Floods (IFRC, NOAA, NWP, ReliefWeb, FloodList) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 October 2019)

Severe weather has been affecting central and south-eastern States since late September, causing widespread flooding, casualties and damage. The most affected states are Cross River, Kogi, Niger, and Taraba.

As of 7 October, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports 12 fatalities (11 in Niger and 1 in Cross River States), 4,485 people displaced (2,300 in Taraba, 1,129 in Niger, and 1,056 in Cross River States) and more than 18,500 people affected across 54 communities.

Heavy to locally very heavy rain is forecast over southern and central-western states, and moderate rain over the rest of the country.