Mr Emmanuel Abasi, a Manager in the agency, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Gombe.
“For the farmers, whenever they notice any thunderstorm, they should leave their farms and go to somewhere that is safe.
“We also advise people to avoid staying under trees whenever there are thunder activities.
“From the agency’s prediction, the volume of rainfall will be more than that of last year and it will be accompanied by severe thunderstorms,” he said.He urged all tiers of government to clear drainage and to build more channels for water to flow.
He appealed to the residents to desist from throwing refuse into waterways to avoid flooding.
He added that would help to avoid the recurrence of what happened in 2012. (NAN)