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Giri, Gwagwalada Engulfed By Noah-Level Flood

Giri, Gwagwalada Engulfed By Noah-Level Flood

Yesterday was a day to remember in Gwagwalada, Abuja as floods overtook the axis, in particular, Giri, Iddo and Gwagwalada. A landlord described it, "Since the day wey them born me, I never see rain fall like this before".

Houses submerged at Giri, Abuja, Nigeria

A woman rescues some properties while settlements are engulfed by floods

The torrential downpour began at 3am and continued up till after 9am causing parts of Aguma palace, Living Faith axis and Kpasere to be flooded. The flood was incremental and easily escalated to a Noah-type carting houses, cars, lives and other properties on its way. 

Car destroyed by the flood at Giri, Abuja yesterday

Car being carried by the flood

A woman and her 4 children were reported missing after the flood among other casualties. 

House submerged by the flood

House submerged by the flood

It had been noted, the extremities of weather in Abuja since the beginning of the year courtesy of prolonged rainfalls and a relatively short dry season. Land and house owners have been advised to relocate to places of higher ground. It is unknown, the extent of coming rains this year.

Students on the other hand who constitute majority of the population in Giri and Iddo were informed to check their properties and move their belongings to safer areas to prevent losses of important documents and properties. 

The SUG president is yet to give a statement as at the time of writing this article.

More pictures

People look helplessly as flood rages on

People look helplessly as flood rages on

Firstbank, Park road, Gwagwalada flooded

Firstbank, Park road, Gwagwalada flooded

Properties washed by the flood

Properties washed by the flood

Gwagwalada bridge almost submerged by the waters

Gwagwalada bridge almost submerged by the waters

The flood did some environmental work as well as damage

The flood did some environmental work as well as damage

Note: A correction was made to the post concerning the timing of the rain from 9pm to 9am making it 6 hours rather than 15

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