The flood that happened in The federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja, is indeed shocking. No one expected this and that is why the damages caused by the flood was too numerous. If the citizens were aware that a flood like this would come, I am sure they would have all taken preventive measures. Which will either stop the flood from coming or reduce the rate at which the flood will come.
According to reports, This flood did not only scatter or damage properties, but it also claimed some lives. About three people lost their lives to the cold hands of death. The incident happened at Trade more Estate of Abuja. Below are some pictures showing the damages caused by this flood.
In my opinion, I think this incident should serve as a lesson to all Nigerians. The Havoc caused by this flooding should teach all Nigerian Citizens to always clear their Drainages always to avoid such situation.
It was reported that the incident happened after a heavy downpour, this alone proves that the flood was as a result of poor flow of water. The rain fell from Sunday evening till Monday morning and that was how the flood started. If the gutters were well cleaned, I am sure nothing would have hindered the water from flowing into the rivers and other points where these gutters are being channeled to.
Poor drainage has really led to a lot of floods in the nation and I think other communities in Abuja should start cleaning their gutters and drainages to avoid such from repeating itself.
Other states should also carry out gutter cleaning and drainages cleaning exercise.