Lagos issues flood alert for Eti-Osa, Ojo, Badagry, Ikeja, Ikoyi

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday issued a fresh flood alert to residents of some parts of the state to be vigilant over expected heavy rainfall during the week between August 14 and 18.

Some of the listed areas in the state under threat include Apapa, Badagry, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island and Ojo.

This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services and Water Resources, Engineer Lekan Shodeinde, where the state advised residents of these areas to prepare for very heavy rainfalls which may induce flash flooding during the week and beyond.

Relying on a flood alert advisory issued by the Flood Emergency Warning System (FEWS) Central Hub of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Shodeinde urged all residents of listed areas to be vigilant and watchful about rainfalls during and after the periods.

He also urged residents of flood plains and low lying areas to be ready to move upland till the cessation of the rains.

He reiterated that people and motorists must also refrain from wading through floods especially during rainfalls as there is a propensity to be washed away by the intensity of the water.

He added that the warning has become necessary to avoid preventable loss of lives and properties that usually accompany such incidents.

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