Lagos state residents have been warned to prepare themselves for heavy rains and thunderstorms in this month (July).
The Lagos State Government, yesterday, advised people residing on flood plains, low line areas and other coastlines, to be careful and might need to vacate their residence temporarily to higher grounds on noticing rising water.
The government expressed concern for Lagos residents as they say they are not ready to lose any life to the rain/flood.
Commissioner for Environment, Tunji Bello had this to say on the issue;
“As the intensity of the rain increases in July, Lagosians are advised not to panic, whenever it rains as they will start to experience accumulated water concentration on some parts of the roads and highways, depending on the intensity of the rains, but the accumulated water will recede in no time.
“It has been raining since January and it has increased the water level of the soil, thereby making infiltration capacity to be very low across the state.”
He advised people living in areas like Ajegunle, Owode-Onirin axis, Owode-Elelede, Kuramo Beach, Alpha Beach, Okun-mapo, Okun Ajah, Mende-Maryland, Ijora-Badia, Iwaya, among others, to be watchful and that they might need to vacate their residences temporarily on noticing rising water and move to higher grounds.