Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki, and other areas are under a new flood alert from Lagos
All waterfront residents in the affluent neighborhoods of Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki, as wellas other coastal regions of Epe and Badagry, have been placed on red alert by the Lagos State Government.
Residents of these locations were warned to watch out for backflow because of the high tide in the Lagos Lagoon in a recent update on Monday regarding the ongoing statewide flooding.
The latest advice was necessary because of the high tide in the Lagos Lagoon, according to the statement, which was signed by the commissioner for environment and water resources for the state of Lagos, Tunji Bello.
Bello emphasized that storm runoff from the various channels has found it challenging to discharge efficiently into the lagoon due to the high tide of the lagoon. As a result, until the level of the lagoon declines, this can result in stagnation in the streets and key roadways.
Lagos refutes rumors that the Third Mainland Bridge is under water.
The popular video depicting the Third Mainland Bridge's water level as though it were filled to the brim was called fake news by the Commissioner, who added that the video only captured the Third Mainland Bridge's Oworonshoki end, which is usual given that the location is a deck-on-pile.
He advised people to refrain from posting frantic messages to locals on social media, especially if they didn't want to add to the already high level of worry in the community.
He gave advice to everyone living in the impacted areas to constantly monitor incidental rains, maintain situational awareness at all times, avoid pouring trash down the drains, and routinely clean their tertiary drains.
Additionally, he reaffirmed the earlier flood warning for Lagos residents who live along the Ogun River, including those in the communities of Ketu, Alapere, Agric, Owode Onirin, Ajegunle, Alagbole, Kara, Isheri Olowora, Araromi, Otun Orisha community, Agiliti, Maidan, Mile 12, Odo Ogun, Owode Elede, Agboyi I, Agboyi.
The Commissioner emphasized that in order to ensure the best possible capacity of the drains to retain run-offs, Lagos State has started a huge drainage clearing project, built new channels, and deployed the Emergency Flood Abatement Gang for swift response.
What you must understand
*The Lagos State Government previously reaffirmed its ability to control the effects of the nationwide flood that has devastated the majority of the nation.
*The state government called a meeting of all important stakeholders to assess its preparedness for any situation, and it was decided that while Lagos is not immune to flooding, the state will continue to effectively manage its situation. This comes in response to residents' renewed fears about the effects of widespread, massive flooding.
*The state government had also made plans to increase enforcement against disobedient individuals and organizations that, more than ever before, had disobeyed the law and erected buildings on drainage alignments, flood plains, and low-lying areas.