Rain and ensuing flood hamper activities, cause gridlock and commuters, transporters moan
IT started in the wee hours of yesterday and went on and on. By about 10.30 a.m. when it had not stopped, many Lagosians remembered Sunday, July 10, when the rain had also started in the early hours and fell non-stop throughout the day and far into the night.
Though yesterday’s rain had stopped by noon in most parts of the Lagos metropolis, the sun remained hidden behind dark brooding clouds, suggesting that it might not yet have been over.
For Lagosians who had enjoyed a dry spell these past few weeks, yesterday’s rain and an earlier downpour at the weekend, seemed to have indicated an end to the lull and the return of hard times.
As in the past, the rain caused flooding in many parts of the state, forced commuter buses off the roads and brought hardship to commuters.
Families were displaced, roads became impassable and some business activities in the metropolis were almost crippled.
Speaking to The Guardian, Mr. Uche Okoli, a resident of Okota in Isolo Local Council lamented the effect of the rain to roads in their area.
Copyright, Blaise APLOGAN, 2010,© Bienvenu sur Babilown
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