Lagos Residents Cry out as Flood Inundates Neighbourhoods

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Residents of several areas in Lagos state woke up on Thursday morning to find their communities inundated with water. An overnight rain has caused significant flooding in many areas.

Today’s Echo gathers that areas affected include Dopemu, Iyana Oworo, Lekki, and Ajah. Water entered homes, trapped cars and submerged everything on its path. Even some expressways were not spared the wrath of the flood.

In Lekki, scenes of cars stuck and people wading through metre-high water deluge have emerged on twitter.

“If you reside in Lekki or you have plans to visit Lekki today, just forget it or get a boat,” a resident told Today’s Echo.

In march, Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Tunji Bello, urged residents of Lagos State to prepare for likely consequences of 240-270 days rain with the 2020 rainfall predicted to begin in March 19 and end Nov. 22.

The commissioner said that before the rainy season, a couple of rainfall was expected to occur which would be enormous and tend to give a false start to the rainy season. He added that year 2020 will likely experience days with extremely high rainfall amount which may result in flooding.

It was still raining as at the time of filing this report.

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