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Predicting Nigeria’s Floods, There’s Now an App for That

A new smartphone app aims to keep Nigerians one step ahead of flooding during the annual rainy season. The “WetIn app” is free to download for Android phones and gives users in three flood-prone Nigerian states advanced notice when an inundation is expected. “The goal is to provide four- to five-day lead time warning on river height to allow government officials and planning agencies and disaster management agencies to take adequate precautions,” said Timothy Olalekan Williams, Africa...

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