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“Superstorm Sandy” Ripples of Hurricane may hit Lagos within 7 to 14 days – Commissioner



As the United States of America continues to grapple with the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, one of the worst hurricanes to ever descend on the country, the Lagos State Government has  warned residents of the state to prepare for the ripple effect of the hurricane in the state.

The Commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure, Mr. Adesegun Oniru told Punch that the government was projecting that within seven to 14 days, the state would experience the ripple effect of the hurricane in its coast lines.

He explained that the government based its projection on, “experience, records and study of past happenings” and had started taking precautionary measures.

“This warning is not to cause panic in Lagos, but to place us all on alert that if we notice anything unusual in our coast lines, we should not go near the waters but rather call government attention.

“This storm has hit the Caribbean and is now in USA. We always get a ripple effect of such happening in Lagos.

“This wind started in Africa, went west gathering more wind and later turning to hurricane. We expect a splash back effect. It could be on our coast lines and shore lines, it could be more than that. And it may not happen at all. Everybody must be vigilant. Let us be careful around our oceans and lagoons.”

The Commissioner added that the government was planning to protect Kuramo, Oniru, Majidun, Alpha beach and other areas affected by the last ocean surge in the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba also urged the  state residents not to  panic, saying the alert was for them to know what to do to prepare for such occurence.

Hurricane Sandy is a 2012 late-season violent tropical storm that has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the eastern seaboard of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, in the USA, the death toll has reached 50 and damages in the country tops $20billion.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Akindele @ Cheapest Bulk SMS in Nigeria

    October 31, 2012 at 8:39 am

    This is so serious! In fact, I so much appreciate getting this information. Besides I believe it makes more sense if everyone of us reading this post should start telling friends and relatives in Lagos so that almost everybody will be aware in order to save people’s life if the hurricane eventually results to something serious.

  2. kem

    October 31, 2012 at 8:46 am


  3. Michelle Emiaha

    October 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Thank God my office is upstairs, so i can easily climb on the roof if things get worse. Lol

    • vinay

      October 31, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Easy access ….so an helicopter will come for u ….and that will be me..:)

  4. Chattyzee

    October 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Lets pray it does not come to this. God knows Nigeria as suffered enough disaster already

    • Purpleicious Babe

      October 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm


      Lord pls intervene…. you created the earth. PLS SHOW YOUR POWER UPON USA and STOP THE STORM.

      THank you Lord.

  5. papi

    November 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

    THIS is story. how will such travel all the way from NYC? come on but to be safe pray sha lol

    • e-bukun

      November 2, 2012 at 12:55 am

      er…it’s called the Atlantic.

  6. Felly

    November 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    God u said u will not distroy d world again with flood or hurricane,i pray for ur mercy.

  7. Felly

    November 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    God u said u will not distroy d world again with flood or hurricane,i pray for ur mercy o Lord


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