Mitigation and Management of the Effects of Weather-Induced Hazards/Disasters in the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Nigeria

Olatunde Adewale Francis

Abstract


Weather-induced hazards such as drought, flooding, hailstorm, windstorm and heavy rainstorm among others have become common in arid and semi-arid areas of Nigeria. This paper reviews the occurrences of the hazards and the uncoordinated manner in which the effects of these hazards have been mitigated and managed. A modern and up to date approach is also proposed for the mitigation and management of the effects of the hazards on the people, environment and the society at large.

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