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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

ISSN:2141-7016

Article Title: Significant Methods of Preventing Floods, Oceanic Storms and Surges in Lagos Environment
by Aderiye Jide and Ojambati Sunday Timothy

Abstract:
Analytical methods are applied to prevent oceanic storms, surges and floods that are characteristically affecting Lagos city and the environment in Nigeria. Above 15 million people with over 250 billion dollar worth of properties and investments are currently livings with profitable ventures within the densely populated; but vulnerable to flood areas of Lagos in Nigeria. These people and their investments could be washed away soonest due to rapid Atlantic oceanic surges and erosion of Lagos coastal areas. The rising oceanic level per metre at every decade should be checked. This is worrisome and therefore methologically analysed in this research work. The significant environmental problems identified are technically checked with adequate measures within the studied areas. Besides human activities, pollution problems and global warming; annual heavy rainfall is the major responsible factor that is significantly contributing to the erosional and flooding problems of the mega city presently. Examinations were conducted within the studied areas of Lagos. Data were collected and processed. The results obtained were eventually analyzed and employed to check the oceanic storms, surges and floods affecting researched areas annually. Scientific methods are therefore used to prevent the annual floods, oceanic storms and surges within Lagos city. Due to vulnerability of Lagos mega city to flood disaster, the research impels to prevent unwanted Tsunami to destroy Lagos. Empirical evidences have shown how Tsunami recently destroyed some countries. Considering about 250 billion dollars investments above 15 million people of various tribes, very huge properties and massive infrastructural facilities found within the most commercial city of West Africa, Nigeria could not avoid losing Lagos to lethal oceanic flood.
Keywords: flood, oceanic storms, surges, environment
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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