When it rains… it destroys! Pictures & tweets from the storm we can’t forget in a hurry

by ‘Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke]

Sunday morning, some residents of Lagos woke up to rains and gale storms. By the time everything calmed down, it was revealed that it had  left a few people dead, properties damaged, vehicles vandalised and unending traffic.


Some of the tweets included:

@moj2ride2010: Alert Authorities dat due 2 d heavy Rainfall dis morning dat over 12 electric poles were down at ADEFINMIHAN Str, LAWANSON

@TK_O_: Only if this rain/wind could just rinse/ blow all the evil/madness out of Lagos.

@ifoghale2012: The early morning rain and wind in Lagos leaves in it is wake Deaths, Destructions and Traffic snarl. Sad monday.

@pomme_deriere: Barazahi Spa in Lekki Phase 1, loses part of its roof today to Lagos mini  tornado….. The wind this morning was bad….

@AbdulMahmud1: Gale force wind tears through Lagos. Is anyone tweeting the responses of the emergency services? Have Lagosians been abandoned once again?

@fidelisMbah: U need 2 be careful driving around Lagos dis morning. Power cables and trees blown down by heavy wind across some major roads

@debanky: Really don’t feel confident  Lagos can survive a fury of wind and water #poles #HurricaneGiwa

@mcKynzoo: Mad traffic reported everywhere. Wind storm wrecked havoc in some areas. Wetin Lagos do today nah?

@YMChuksy: I can see this climate change…Lagos really gon witness flood disaster this year.

@TheLawMerchant: it used to be flood but now it’s storm in Lagos.

@optninety9: Adele’s tears of joy after 6 Grammy wins causes flood & heavy rain in Lagos 🙁

@nzesylva: Mehn this Lagos, na with Liver dem dey take live for here o. Flood. Puddles. Traffic, fallen structures –

@ibkola: Lagos flood/hurricane!!Not a small matter! If Nigeria were to b a working country,d storm would hv been forecast & death reduced.

@Aykaystyles: Prepare 4 anoda flood in lagos

@dapranker We go together like flood on Lagos island on a rainy day/ baby we locked like a jedi and light saber/

@hooluphysayor: @Gidi_Traffic A fallen tree crossing the road toward passport office, ALAGBON close.

@Pholushure: @Gidi_Traffic caution on OSBORNE road. Tree debris and PHCN wires all over the place!!! #IKOYI

@gbemsonehuwa1: @Gidi_Traffic my area is fed up with flood @ IJESHA side SURULERE


See some of the pictures from yesterday:

A pole that was blown over
Scene where a mast collapsed on a teacher in Obalende
Moremi Hall in Unlilag had its roof blown off
A car damaged by a fallen billboard on Obalende bridge
Blocked road


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  1. The rain  monday morning came with disaster as school children on a canoe at igbede river was drown due to the wind.three survived while thirteen drowned.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail