Remain Indoors During Downpour—Lagos Warns Residents

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Residents of Lagos State have been urged to remain calm, but observe extreme caution on the roads as torrential rain persists across the state.

A statement issued on Saturday by the state government assured the general public of the heavy deployment of environmental sanitation officers and emergency rescue teams, especially in flood-prone areas of the state.

In the statement posted on its official Facebook page, the state government urged “residents to stay indoors, either at home or in their places of work, whenever there is heavy downpour, except when the need to commute becomes necessary.”

The state government warned that heavy downpour is expected for a few more weeks and urged citizens to desist from dumping refuse in the canals and gutters and observe safe and hygienic conducts at all times in order to reduce the effect of temporary flooding being recorded in some areas.

“The government also urges residents to make use of emergency numbers in case of dire situations,” the statement said.

Today’s rainfall caused some parts of the state taken over by flood, especially Victoria Island and Lekki, two upscale areas of the state.

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