The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has warned that there will be severe weather and heavy rainfall in Lagos today Tuesday June 19th.
NEMA spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the early warning is based on alerts received from the African Centre of Meterological Applications for Development based in Niamey, Niger Republic.
“In Nigeria, Lagos and its environs are expected to experience torrential rainfall from about 50 mm 24h: Confidence medium means that all stakeholders must be prepared to take all precautionary steps against leaving the warning unattended.
“On this premise, NEMA is passionately imploring all segments of Nigerian society in the southern part of Nigeria to steps against exposing themselves to the dangers at hand,”
“Those living in the flood plains should relocate to higher (areas) when they are experiencing heavy accumulation of flood water
"NEMA is also using this medium to warn parents sending their wards on any errands while the rain is falling as well as stop dumping of refuse on the drain,” the statement said.And if you need the agency's help, call its emergency numbers - 080022636432; 08160581814..