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27 Jun 2019 | 09:56 AM UTC

Nigeria: Heavy rain and flooding in Lagos and Benin city June 25-27

Nigeria News Alert

Heavy rain and consequent flooding in Lagos and Benin city June 25-27; associated disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/1/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Lagos, Benin City

Event

As of Thursday, June 27, heavy rain and consequent flooding have hit Lagos and Benin City since Tuesday, June 25, and are expected to continue over the coming days. While no injuries have yet been reported, material damages have been reported in both cities. Further rainfall and associated disruptions, including transportation disruptions, are likely in the coming days. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions prior to setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. It is important to note that that walking or driving through floodwaters can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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