Flash flood damages houses, vehicles in Alimosho LGA – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency says a flash flood caused by a downpour on Sunday damaged several houses and vehicles in some parts of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

NEMA also advised residents and motorists in the area to exercise utmost caution as some electric poles fell due to the downpour. The Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, gave the advice in a statement he issued in Lagos.

He said the downpour affected Oko Oba, Ekoro, Akowonjo, Egbeda and Ekoro axis, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Farinloye said, “The rainfall that started around 1:20 pm has led to a flash flooding which affected many buildings and disrupted normal activities in many communities.

“The water overflowing from the canal entered into residential houses. Several houses were affected and the enumeration cannot be done today.”

Farinloye also disclosed that Ikeja Electric Plc has been contacted to isolate the areas where electricity poles fell to prevent electrocution.

“Motorists are advised to exercise utmost caution as the traffic gridlock is terrible due to every motorist trying to access the junction at the same time. Upon assessment, about 25 vehicles were found to have their engines affected by floodwaters and the owners have been advised to avoid driving the vehicles. As of now, there is no report of loss of life,” he added.

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