The Lagos State Government has warned waterfront residents of Lekki, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, and coastal areas of Epe and Badagry to be wary of flood due to the high tide in Lagos Lagoon.
According to the advisory issued by State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Commissioner, Mr Tunji Bello, the high tide of the lagoon had made it difficult for storm run-off from the various channels to discharge effectively into the lagoon.
Bello added that this might in turn cause stagnation into the streets and major roads until the lagoon recedes to allow for a discharge of the channels.
Residents of the affected areas on Lagos Island and other coastal areas have been directed to monitor the rains regularly, ensure situational awareness at all times, refrain from dumping refuse into the drains and clean their tertiary drains regularly.
The commissioner also advised those on the banks of Ogun River, especially residents 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 II, and Agboyi III, to remain vigilant these periods.
He said the state government had embarked on massive drainage clearing and the construction of new channels.
Bello also said the government had embarked on continuous deployment of the quick response Emergency Flood Abatement Gang to free up manholes and black spots to ensure optimum capacity of the drains to contain run-offs.