Bayelsa State Government sets up Emergency Numbers over pending Flood

The Bayelsa State Government has established some dedicated call lines to enable residents in the state report cases of high-water level in their areas.

The mobile numbers are 08025814636, 08110413567 and 09037582261.

The development is coming on the heels of the alert issued by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA), that nine states including Bayelsa on the axis of River Niger and three others on the River Benue axis were set to experience floods.

In a joint statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson and his Environment counterpart, Hon. Ebipatei Apaingolo, the government said the emergency call lines will be open 24 hours, every day of the week.

The statement urged Bayelsans to take advantage of the mobile numbers to report flood cases and also support government's effort by keeping their immediate environment clean and open up drains within their vicinity.

The statement added that monitoring teams will be set up soon to go round the state to monitor flood prone areas and also respond swiftly to any emergency situation.

According to the statement, the government is partnering with relevant stakeholders and experts including the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to ensure that the situation if it occurs is put under control and insisted that there is no reason to panic.