Some Residents of Muri Okunola Street, near Burger Chicken, Victoria Island are currently in shock as some are face with being homeless after a raging rainstorm uprooted trees and used it to destroy several homes, vehicles and other properties belonging to the residents.
Reports gathered by LatestNGnews.com correspondent who visited the area, confirms that at least 5 buildings and several cars, electric poles, cables, meters, etc, all were damaged by the furious windstorm which came with a heavy rain on Sunday. An eyewitness, who identified himself as a resident of the area,
“I woke up this morning (Sunday) around 8.30am and saw the level of destruction the rainstorm caused. It uprooted trees on the street, which fell on some cars parked on the street; some buildings were also damaged. One of the SUVs was completely wrecked; the other four got severely damaged.
“Already, the power lines are being pulled off the road by the electric company, while labourers have started cutting the trees in order to clear the debris.”
What is more commendable is the kindness that was displayed by the some residents who were not affected by the rainstorm, to the residents who were affected by the rainstorm.
They were all giving their support, trying to cut down the trees and clear the debris that were on houses and on people’s cars, not minding that it was Sunday, and that several of them ought to be in their various places of worship.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyitolu, did not take his calls, which rang out multiple times. He had also yet to respond to a text message from our correspondent on the incident as of the time of filing this report.
The Head of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Adeseye Margaret, told our correspondent that there was no report of any damage or casualties due to the rainstorm.