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HOUSEHOLD PREPAREDNESS TO FLOOD HAZARD IN NIGERIA
Abstract: Climate change triggers severe rainfall events in many regions across the globe, and this make flooding more frequent. The need to adapt to flood risks and other disasters is imperative. This paper attempts to make a summary of household preparedness to flood hazard in Nigeria from relevant literature. It seeks to provide researchers with relevant information and gaps to fill for other research works and educate interested parties on this issue. The results of literature search of issues relating to flooding in Nigeria showed that Flood impacts and mitigation have received ample attention while improving public perception of flooding risks and preparedness are poorly addressed. The status of household preparedness to flood hazard and the triggers were discussed.
Keywords: Flooding, Flood Risk, Management, Household, Preparedness.