The Menace of Flooding: Implication for Health in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Authors: Yonlonfoun Ebun*, Tai Solarin University of Education, Folashade Oderinde, Tai Solarin University of Education, Geography Department., Tolu Ogunleye, Tai Solarin University of Education, Department of Counseling Psychology
Topics: Environment, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Hazards and Vulnerability
Keywords: Keywords: Environmental hazard, Flooding, Health, Ijebu-Ode, Menace
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Madison A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Abstract Flooding which is an environmental hazard is usually a product of natural and anthropogenic factors. The incidences have now become very rampant in several parts of the world due to frequent changes in land use and land cover and as a result of the global climate change which is impacting on all facets of life worldwide. This study was carried out in Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Landsat imageries of 2002 and 2017 were utilized for the study. Supervised classification was performed for each year of study to identify the land use types in the area. Change detection was further performed to examine the changes that have taken place over time. A questionnaire was administered on 400 respondents in selected areas prone to flooding in the study area. The responses were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. Correlation analysis were performed between flooding occurrence and the health status of residents while regression analysis was also performed to check the level of significance of the impact of flooding on the health of the residents, recommendations were made on how to reduce the flooding incidences and make life meaningful in line with the sustainable development goal relating to the health and well-being of the residents.

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