Saturday 20 June 2020

"Prepare for more torrential rains in July...... Lagos State Government warns residents

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Government has alerted residents to expect and prepare for more torrential rainfalls in July and September, even as sympathized with victims of devastating rainfalls of the last two days in the state.
Recall that at least four persons including two teenagers, a 4-year-old child and a woman lost their lives and several properties destroyed in the wake of torrential rainfalls which lasted for two days in the state.
The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr.Tunji Bello, in a statement on Friday, expressed his sympathy to those whose properties were damaged and those who were displaced by the flash flood of Wednesday and Thursday in the state.

According to Bello, “More of such heavy rains will come in July as well as September. There is the need for all residents to be adequately prepared for it.”
He explained that because Lagos is a coastal city, the Thursday, heavy rainfall brought about a back flow from the Lagoon which caused the flash flood experienced all over.
Bello added that some four hours after the cessation of the downpour, the water level of the lagoon that was very high causing a back flow receded in several areas and allowed discharge from the various collectors.

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