The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Paul Odenigbo, says the state government has created 28 emergency shelter centres in flood prone areas in case of flooding.
Odenigbo disclosed this on Monday in Awka.
The 28 emergency shelter centres include six in Anambra West, six in Anambra East, four in Awka North, four in Ogbaru, three in Ihiala, three in Awka South and two in Ekwusigo.
According to Odenigbo, the emergency shelter centres were set up in flood prone Local Government Areas secretariats or headquarters.
He, however, urged residents to get prepared for emergency evacuation or relocation, in case of flood disaster.
He noted that with the forecast of Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on flooding in 2018, it might likely be in the same magnitude of 2012, so SEMA had planned ahead.