Flood vulnerability and associated risk management in Umuebu community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria
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This study evaluated flood vulnerability and associated risk management in Umuebu Community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. The study identified the various flood characteristics in Umuebu Community, Ukwuani L.G.A of Delta State; examined the causes of flood vulnerability in Umuebu; discussed the impacts of flood vulnerability on the inhabitants of Umuebu and suggested flood associated risk management strategies in Umuebu Community, Ukwuani L.G.A of Delta State. The review of past works has proved useful to this research work, as it provided different writers with different views that have been researched and tested. It also revealed the various causes of flood vulnerability as well as the solutions to the problems of flood vulnerability, which made it possible for the researcher to have knowledge of the topic under discussion. 150 questionnaires were administered to respondents in Umuebu community as part of the descriptive survey research design and the stratified random sampling technique used in this study. The data that used to carry-out this study was obtained from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Ministry of agriculture which include data on flood characteristics (types/category, time/duration, causes, effects, and nature of flooding) and flood vulnerability on the livelihood of the people (farm produce, houses, schools, companies, etc) to also include archival climate data (temperature, rainfall) that was obtained from the nearest Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) Office.