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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ripples of Hurricane Sandy may hit Lagos within a week - Govt

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday warned residents of the state to prepare for the ripple effect of Hurricane Sandy in the state.

The Commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure, Mr. Adesegun Oniru, said the government was projecting that within seven to 14 days, the state would experience the ripple effect of the hurricane in its coast lines.

 He explained that the government based its projection on, “experience, records and study of past happenings” and had started taking precautionary measures.

Oniru said, “This warning is not to cause panic in Lagos, but to place us all on alert that if we notice anything unusual in our coast lines, we should not go near the waters but rather call government attention.

“This storm has hit the Caribbean and is now in USA. We always get a ripple effect of such happening in Lagos.
“This wind started in Africa, went west gathering more wind and later turning to hurricane. We expect a splash back effect. It could be on our coast lines and shore lines, it could be more than that. And it may not happen at all. Everybody must be vigilant. Let us be careful around our oceans and lagoons.”

The commissioner said the government was planning to protect Kuramo, Oniru, Majidun, Alpha beach and other areas affected by the last ocean surge in the state.

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on the Environment, Dr. Taofeek Folami, urged the residents of the state to avoid flooding effect of the storm by refraining from dumping their refuse into drainage channels.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, urged the  state residents not to  panic, saying the alert was for them to know what to do to prepare for such occurence.

 Source: Punch

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait Linda, so we don't have any models to predict if Sandy will get to Nigeria? OMG SMH, we are assuming. Damn, shame. Sandy was forecasted ages ago in the US and evacuation was made. All the guy is saying, if anybody sees anything strange to alert government. Na wa oh...

Anonymous said...

Lobatan. God, You are our refuge.

Hari Girly said...

Wahala dey ooooh!!

Anonymous said...

Avoid coastline and going to the beach?

Anonymous said...

Aremu should face what he knows best 'woman matter' they never know what they are talking about until it's too late.

Anonymous said...

They should just shut up and stop buying market wey no concern dem. Nonsense! The storms in d US will not have been as bad, if those damn storm chasers didn't go about predicting every lil wind as an impending storm. Some of their vids I've watched, makes me laff.... The kind of wind that tosses the leaves of a tree is a potential storm to dem. Whereas in Naija, some kain wind will uproot a tree, and you'll hear our people saying "the rain won't fall joor" or "it's just making yanga". Abeg make dem leave American palava for dem... We have enuf on our plate already.

Alter Ego said...

Unfortunately people will still keep dumping their shit in drainage channels..lots of ignorant pple in this city

Anonymous said...

Lobatan!!!!!!!!! *now packing my tins cos e b lyk say space dey safer dan earth* linda u beta join me o (i will buy u d latest space Range Rover):D

peter said...

omo this one na serious case back to sender

ALLYBERRY said...

Ok we've heard,Α̲̅πϑ i really hope precautionary measures are in place already..as severe Α̲̅πϑ dangerous as the sandy storm is ONLY 7 persons have been recorded dead Α̲̅πϑ I'm §ǿ pleased with the US system,imagine if it was naija §ǿ many souls would have been gone by now..its not just ok ƒσя U̶̲̥̅̊ guys to know now that we might experience a ripple of D̶̲̥̅̊‎​ storm but plsssssss start planning Oº°˚˚°ºh

omototun said...

yeeee!!!! gbese!!!!

stupid ass report..."may" hit lagos?? na wah o...if theyu see anything unsual??...as in when gbege don happen make them call fashola abi?? shey na canoe them go use reach government house??? to many questions but all I can say again is


GBESE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is the world coming to an end? Make we start to build Noah ark o

Anonymous said...

Lord pls don't let it hit lagos o!!

Anonymous said...

Dis is a joke ryt??
All d way from America!!
Rme*
Billie jean

Akintayo Adisa said...

These people should please stop making uninformed statements. "Oniru said, “This warning is not to cause panic in Lagos, but to place us all on alert that if we notice anything unusual in our coast lines, we should not go near the waters but rather call government attention."
So we need to wait till we see something & then call the govt? Like they're gonna be able to tame a storm if it did come.
Our government needs to starts thinking about being proactive rather than being reactive.
The US govt monitored this storm for weeks and knew its movements all through the process rather than guessing or speculating!

Anonymous said...

Why are others not emulating what this good man is doing. Self-centred people are too busy buying private jets. The less privileged are dying.

Anonymous said...

Copy cats ,so beacsue of hurricane Sandy now,u fool,u are now coming up with yours,what if. Sandy didnt happen,we just love to copy alot,then do something about it

Anonymous said...

Abeg what is this man saying?? Always wanting to play victim anytime something happens in America....... Y is it that when good things happen in America that we don't experience the ripple effects in Naija? He should leave all that talk..... What equipment did he and his ministry use to do research before coming up with this theory??

Akindele said...

Please endeavour to tell friends and relatives in Lagos so that they will be more careful and mindful of places they visit.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish , so do you think all the media climatologist could not use their satellite to see this? I beg the storm is heading to North Canada according to satellite and no where near Africa. Attention seekers!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ahaaaaaaaaaa

Anonymous said...

Bloody idiots....are they not the reason why all this is happening....eko Atlantic is the reason. Greedy fools!

A by Adaeze said...

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Warri Girl said...

So what percussions are they putting in place?

Anonymous said...

GODKNOWS,

ANY TECHNICAL REPORT TO THAT EFFECT

OR NA POLITICAL TALK

I BEG NEXT ITEM PLS.

Ipromote ByDempo said...

Lmao, why would he say "Ripples of Hurricane Sandy" I reject that for Lagosians in Jesus' Name..

Anonymous said...

I can't fit shout..so now for una minds Lasgidi Govt,una wan follow enter news like America?na to announce the arrival?what measures ave u put in place and i mean effective measure o,nobi talk talk measures that NEVER see the light of day...una dey there dey claim sandy...una for kukuma give am native name join him english name like say 'Salamatu'.......bunch of jokers that's what u all are.

Dr. Rukevwe said...

I pray we don't suffer a devastating effect like the US.

I also give kudos to the Lagos State Government for this forewarning. I only hope the government currently has the necessary resources to take proactive measures in order to prevent any preventable disaster and I also hope the Lagosians would co-operate with the government by taking any proactive measure they are asked to take.

Anonymous said...

Ok,out of Lagos see y'all in 30days

Oriade! said...

Dis is y I can never live on the island...God help us.

Anonymous said...

Loool. Abegi..wetin you want make we do? Was it not the other day that somebody said before the flooding they used to eat rubbish food but after they started eating correct jollof rice with good meat. You'll even see people going to fetch water from that flood. No be naija??? Ahhhh!

Anonymous said...

I laugh in Spanish..no be only ripple na nipple..

Anonymous said...

Noooo God pls don't let this happen to us ooo because it will be terrible. Signs of END TIME lets get prepared ooo

Anonymous said...

we are yet to recover from the flooding and this one its on the way

Anonymous said...

Linda what u just did Is plagrism
Therefore I'm going to sue U
Court date 25/11/12
See ya later catch ya

Anonymous said...

Aremo. This is where we want to hear about you, doing your job. LOL.

Atary said...

His statement is based on assumption. Does it mean that we don't have meteorologist that can give accurate forecast. God help usjavascript:void(0)!

Anonymous said...

RETURN TO SENDER !!!.

Anonymous said...

Mark my words,eko atlantic is an exercise in futility...talk about sinking our taxes literally.

Anonymous said...

what exactly is the ripple effect we are expecting? Rain, wind, high cost of foodstuff, no fuel or more suicide bombers???????????????

mimosa said...

Madam warri gal, its precaution, not percussions abeg.I percuss my patients durin physicals.

jaide said...

Person wey no get 60naira go say coke dey bitter. U don't have money, dats y ur not on d island. So shift biko....

doc said...

Ashewo

mimosa said...

Abeg help mi ask them,yeye pple.b4 u know it, they will set up committee, pump billions of dollars(naira is a joke dez days) into it,n when d ripple effects are eventually not seen,Moni will enter voicemail,unaccounted for,Awon oloshi

doc said...

Ashewo

jaide said...

Person wey no get 60naira go say coke dey bitter. U don't have money, dats y ur not on d island. So shift biko....

MY TURN said...

@Atary meteriologist ke? i doubt we have any professional in that field with enough knowledge.

Lets just hope this ASSUMPTION never becomes a reality. We couldn't save ourselves from a common flood(i mean Cameroon warned us about breaking their dams and we still did nothing)how much more FRANKENSTORM SANDY.

Anonymous said...

Ode,u no sabi read abi,ripples u fool.and always read to the last,read again if u must b4 u comment.duh!

Anonymous said...

Lmao,funny...buh its very possible sha,its a big wave,it travels a long distance,buh lik he said "if" it happens,it wunt b disastrous,it can b controled if btr plans are made

Anonymous said...

Ode,u no sabi read abi,ripples u fool.and always read to the last,read again if u must b4 u comment.duh!

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are funny men, you have being told of the impending danger of storm sandy and some are just running their mouths. It will interest you to know the alpha beach surge that happened the last 2 times were as a result of typhoon/tsunami and earthquakes from other countries. I live in ajah not very far from the beach for the past 3-4 days we've had winds like never before and this happens whenever there's a natural disaster in other countries. So do your research before running your ugly mouths all in an effort to comment... You don't have to comment if you don't want to.

Anonymous said...

Lmao I laugh in japanese....pls ask dem make we knw.

Anonymous said...

Precautionary Measures - State to release funds for the "white elephant project"

Make this commissioner for women affairs go siddon somewhere jor.

whistle blower said...

These our politicians no go school LOL. If they knew a least a little on oceanography, they would know that the ocean current flows from East to west i.e via the west African Atlantic coast to the west coast of South and North America, depending on the El Nino or La Nina southern oscillating Ocean current pattern of the southern hemisphere. The Ocean current starts relatively weak along the west African coast, and builds up to a storm/hurricane on getting to the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts of the USA. The winds subsequently get into the land and weaken before reaching canada. They are known as Ocean currents. Unfortunately, our Lazy politicians don't do any research before displaying some unfortunate unforgivable utterances contrasting their so-called social/ political standing in the society. Unfortunately, this is an elementary form of geography I expect these politicians to know - It makes me question what form of pre-requisite qualification they used in occupying public office.
Instead of improving the emergency aid being given to flood victims, here they (Politicians) are AGAIN, flexing and displaying their innate level of ignorance

Anonymous said...

omo c danger!!!!!!1111

Anonymous said...

Exactly, an opportunity to steal.

I say this... said...

@ Akintayo, u are so right jare, speculations speculations speculations! smh

Anonymous said...

Please just look at your world map and whistle blower is sooo on point. Just dont accept everything you are told, you can always find out for yourselves. When in doubt, Google. Linda you fall my hand.

Anonymous said...

REALLY? SANDY? FOR REAL? BUHAHAHAHAHAAH... NAIJA FOLKS EHN! its not only Sandy... its Kunbi.. mshew.. Sandy ends completely closes out in Canada.

Anonymous said...

*Linda. Lets put the responsibility back to them. Let them tell us when a storm is 100 miles off our coast and we can run for our lives. By the time we the people see the storm, its too late for us.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!~ =))˚°◦hahahaha

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MY TURN said...

@anonymous October 31 6:38pm thank you you for your comment. i always shake my head when i see people here just insult total strangers. ODE, MUMU, IDIOT, HABAAAAA.....at people you don't know?God help us.

TYBIZZLE said...

Nothing ll happen to eko atlantic. U shld see d documentary n simulations. Even d worst of tsunamis ll not destroy it. Google is ur friend still

Tista said...

God you guys have killed me with too much laughing , but you guys knw the kind of Govt we have na , if them no fool them self! How we go take know say na 9ja politicians them be , make we free plenty talk for market women joooo


Anonymous said...

Exactly... He should face wat he knows best.. N leavesuch issues.

@Juwah69 said...

Ermmm... Wht did dis Commissioner study in school abeg? :s Mr. Commissioner, if there's gonna be ripples on the shores of Lagos, its gonna be like the regular kind of waves u see everyday in beaches. U can only have 'disastrous' ripples like the one you are thinking whn there's a Tsunami. Haba.

Anonymous said...

Tell them Oo°˚˚ , why is he saying this now? He's assuming... U go fear Nigeria with hurricane sandy na... Plssss mr man... Face d issues we have n leave d big countries n their wahala alone.

Anonymous said...

Lmfao