According to the The Nigerian Tribune in a story filed by Friday Ekeoba The Apapa area suffered serious flooding after a 10 – hour deluge.
For residents of Apapa area of Lagos State , rain which is said to be a sign of blessing, turned out to be a nightmare and a source of grief on Sunday, as flood after a downpour took over every streets and major roads in the area.
The rain, which began as early as 4.30 am lasted for about 10 hours.
Following the downpour in the area, many church goers and those who work on Sundays especially at the apapa port were kept away.
Commercial activities were at the lowest ebb as many streets remained impassable because of the flood.
Some motorists, who dared the flood, had themselves to blame as their vehicles broke down in the flood, which found its way into some vehicles.
Drivers and commuters with smaller vehicles which were enveloped by the flood abandoned it and fled for safety.
Oshodi-Apapa expressway was the worst hit by the flood, as many vehicles broke down, while the few that could wade through the flood had a hectic time in passing through.
The ever-busy Liverpool Road was taken over by the flood with some pedestrians, who defied the rain, almost getting drowned. A woman, who attempted to pass through the flooded area at Landa Close in the Government Reservation Area, had to be quickly helped out of the flood by some men.
Many shop owners could not open for business in some areas of Waterside market, owing to the heavy flooding, others were seen scooping water from their shops.
Commercial buses going to the eastern parts of the country hiked their fares by as high as 100 per cent for commuters who could not make it to the bus stops on time.
A source told the Nigerian Tribune at the Mile 2 bus terminal that fares to Calabar, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, which hitherto were N5,000, N3,500, and N2,500 respectively went up to N6,000, N4,000, N3,000 , depending on the owners of the mass transit buses.