Flood sacks Lagos schools, homes

Written by on July 4, 2024

Schools in White Sand Estate, Isheri-Osun in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, have closed their doors, advising students to stay at home as heavy rains and subsequent flooding have disrupted activities.

White Sand Estate is one of the hardest-hit locations in Lagos, frequently experiencing severe flooding.

Wednesday’s downpour rendered homes flooded, with water reaching mid-level heights inside residences.

This severe flooding has left many residents trapped, unable to even sit down as their living spaces are submerged.

The Public Relations Officer of the area CDC, Johnson Olabode, expressed his frustration, in an interview with our correspondent, saying, “We are at it again this year. Everywhere is filled with water. I have been up since 3am when the rain started, and all I could do was watch my house get flooded. We can’t even start removing the water until the rain stops.”

Olabode added that schools have notified parents to keep their children at home due to the severe conditions.

The flooding in White Sand Estate is a recurring issue, with the area suffering from poor roads, inadequate drainage systems, and lack of maintenance.

Residents have called on the Lagos State Government to urgently address the problem.

Another resident, John Adewale, added that the flooding had become a yearly nightmare for them.

Adewale saod., “This has become a yearly nightmare for us. Every time it rains heavily, we know our homes will be flooded.

“We’ve been pleading with the government for better drainage systems, but nothing seems to be done. we’re stuck inside with water everywhere.”

Many areas such as Iyana-Oworo, Oshodi, and Lagos Island are similarly affected, with activities brought to a standstill.


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