Lagos has been engulfed by some of its worst flooding thanks to a long-running drainage problem - Quartz

Lagos has been engulfed by some of its worst flooding thanks to a long-running drainage problem  QuartzFor much of the weekend, Lagos, Africa’s largest city, has been hit badly by heavy floods. But with the city’s drainage system...

Lagos has been engulfed by some of its worst flooding thanks to a long-running drainage problem - Quartz
Lagos has been engulfed by some of its worst flooding thanks to a long-running drainage problem  Quartz

For much of the weekend, Lagos, Africa’s largest city, has been hit badly by heavy floods. But with the city’s drainage system mostly poorly planned and, in some places, non-existent, flooding has become a costly annual experience. The floods have been mainly seen on Lagos Island, the major business district, with paved roads and streets flooded no thanks to overflowing street gutters. Some of the worst hit areas are also the country’s most expensive residential and commercial real estate in neighborhoods like Victoria Island and Lekki. But the aftermath is also likely to reveal some lower-...