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Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness page of the Edo State Flood, Erosion, and Watershed Management Agency (EDOFEWMA). Here, you will find valuable information and resources to help you and your community prepare for and respond to emergencies related to floods, erosion, and watershed management in Edo State.

Learn about the causes, impacts, and warning signs of floods and erosion in Edo State. Understanding these hazards is the first step in being prepared to respond effectively.

Create a comprehensive emergency plan for your household or community. This plan should include evacuation routes, emergency contacts, important documents, and supplies to sustain you during an emergency.

Discover strategies for building resilience in the face of floods, erosion, and watershed degradation. This includes implementing measures to protect your property, diversifying livelihoods, and participating in community-based adaptation efforts.

Understand the importance of early warning systems in mitigating the impacts of floods and erosion. Stay informed about local weather forecasts, river levels, and emergency alerts to take timely action when necessary.

Prepare emergency supplies and kits to sustain you and your family during an emergency. Include essential items such as water, food, clothing, first aid supplies, and important documents.

Familiarize yourself with evacuation procedures and routes in your area. Identify safe locations where you can evacuate to in the event of flooding or erosion.

Work together with your community to develop and implement preparedness initiatives. Engage in community drills, training sessions, and outreach activities to ensure that everyone is informed and prepared.

Access helpful resources, guidelines, and contacts for emergency preparedness and response. Stay connected with EDOFEWMA, local authorities, and emergency services for updates and assistance during emergencies.

By taking proactive measures and being prepared, you can minimize the risks and impacts of floods, erosion, and watershed degradation on your life and property. Together, we can build a more resilient and safer Edo State.