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    Posted June 28, 2012 by
    rotgreen
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    OGUN STATE(NIGERIA)
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Severe weather

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    OVERFLOODING IN OGUN STATE NIGERIA.

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rotgreen says it has been raining continuously for the past few days, causing flood waters to rise in Ogun State, Nigeria. He says the flooding is not only due to the rain, but the lack of proper drainage and poor infrastructure in the area. 'People are complaining about the flooding,' he says. 'This kind of flooding has happened four times already.' He says when the water rises to this degree, cars and trucks don't attempt to cross through the water, and people try to avoid the water most of the time. 'There was a man wearing a red shirt that said he had to go to work, so he had to walk through the water.' But he says most people do not attempt this, 'It's a swampy area, there can be animals in the water, like snakes,' he says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    It is the season again where people and citizens of Nigeria get scared of what the rainy weather has in store for them.
    For some people,it has been a disasterous one.
    The rainy season has claimed lives and properties over the years and today 28TH JUNE 2012, the case has not been different.

    In OGUN STATE NIGERIA, on the GIWA BRIDGE(OLD IJOKO ROAD LINKING OLD AKUTE ROAD),the rain fall which started around 2am earlier today created alot of mayhem and havoc stopping people from going to their different locations.

    The flood caused an electrical power pole to drop and also caused an accident with a truck which turned over(as shown in the images).The flood also caused a No go avenue for smaller vehicles and motorcyclists.

    Prior to this flood,complaints had been made to the Government about this but nothing has been done so far and this seems to be causing more and more problems for residents of this area.

    from messages just passed round,it has been stated that word has just been sent out to the OGUN STATE GOVERNOR regarding this and residents are keeping their fingers crossed,hoping this would be the end of their worries.
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