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Lagos Govt urges residents to prepare for flooding

The Lagos State government has asked residents to prepare for the rainy season as the state has been predicted to experience incessant rainfall ranging between 240 to 270 days in 2020.

The Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tunji Bello who made this known during a press briefing on the Year 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Predictions and prevention of flooding in the state on Tuesday, added that the maximum annual rainfall is predicted to be 1,750mm.

While giving reference to a report obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological services (NIMET), Mr Bello stated that the earliest predicted onset of the rainy season is 19th March with an error margin of three days.

He added that the rainy season is expected to cease earliest by 22 Nov in Surulere with other areas following after.

The commissioner also disclosed that Lagos State Government has established synergy with Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority and this has ensured control and monitoring of the steady and systematic release of water from Oyan Dam to prevent flooding of the downstream communities.

He therefore, appealed to Lagosians to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in unauthorised places that can result in flooding.

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