ALERT: Imminet Flooding In Lagos

ALERT: Imminet Flooding In Lagos

Lagos state government has alerted residents, especially those residing in flood-prone areas to relocate immediately as the water table has risen due to high intensity of rainfall.

Flood-plain areas highlighted include Ajegunle, Owode-Onirin axis, Owode-Elelede, Kuramo Beach, Alpha Beach, Okun-Mapo, Okun Ajah, Mende-Maryland, Ijora-Badia, Iwaya, among others.

ALERT: Imminet Flooding In Lagos

Speaking with newsmen, Engr. Ayodeji Adenekan, permanent secretary, office of drainage services, ministry of the environment explained that, the heavy rainfall being experienced since March has increased the water level of the lagoons and rivers, resulting in back-flow into adjoining low line areas. According to him, this has led to the inability of the various channels and drains to discharge.

The permanent secretary advised residents to vacate these areas temporarily once they notice gradual accumulation of rising water.

“People living in low line areas are vulnerable to flooding because the low line areas are natural flood plains which ought not to be converted to residential abodes. However, we expect the water to recede with time.

“As the intensity of the rain increases, Lagosians are advised not to panic whenever it rains as they will start to experience accumulated water concentrated in some parts of the roads and highways. Lagosians are however assured that the accumulated water will recede in no time,” he said.

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Adenekan urged Lagosians to be conscious, ensure their vehicles are in good condition and avoid speeding when driving.

He, however, assured that the state government would continue to intensify its mid-rain cleaning and maintenance programme until the zero tolerance target to flooding is attained in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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