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Lagos warns residents to flee from flood prone areas

11 June 2015, 11:19

Lagos - Amid frequent and increasing rainfall in Lagos metropolis; the state government has advised residents in flood-prone areas to relocate for safety sake, PM News reports.

Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services, Ayodeji Adenekan, who gave the advise on behalf of state government on Wednesday, explained that it had been raining since March, resulting in increased water level of the lagoon and rivers as well as backflow into adjoining low-line areas.

Also read: NEMA donates relief materials to flood victims in Edo

According to Adenekan, Lagos as a coastal state is susceptible to flash flood anytime it rains with high intensity, with residents of low-line areas especially prone to the backflow effect.

He further advised those residing along flood plains, low-line areas and other coast lines, like Ajegunle, Owode-Onirin axis, Owode-Elelede, Kuramo beach, Alpha beach, Okun-mapo, Okun Ajah, Mende-Maryland, Ijora-Badia, Iwaya and other low-line areas to be extremely careful. He said they may need to vacate their homes temporarily and move to higher grounds once they notice gradual accumulation of rising water.

Read more at PM News

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