Many residing in the city of Lagos could not not make it to their offices and business places as all the areas in the state were heavily flooded due to na heavy rainfall which started on Wednesday night until the early hours of Thursday.
A number of houses and roads were submerged by the flood caused by the rain that lasted for several hours. It was learnt that in some areas of the state, many properties were swept away and some major roads in the state were blocked leading to a gridlock. Many road users were forced to return home or seek alternative routes while others remained at the spot, waiting for the flood to abate.
A portion of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road by Mobil Filling Station was submerged, as were some areas in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Gbagada, and Mile 2.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) recently warned that residents in Lagos would soon experience a seven-day rainfall. Abayomi Oyegoke of NIMET Central Forecast Unit, Oshodi, Lagos had said that a total of 570 mm of rainfall had been recorded in Lagos State between January and June.
He explained that the rains being experienced in state were the beginning of a seven-day rainfall.