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Cars and houses submerged in water, commuters wading through buses knee-high in floods, and homeowners counting the cost of destroyed properties. Welcome to Lagos during rainy season. Residents of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are used to the yearly floods that engulf the coastal city during the months of March to November. In mid-July, however, the major business district of Lagos Island experienced one of its worst floods in recent years. "It was very bad, and unusual," Eselebor Oseluonamhen, 32 told CNN. "I drove out of my house ... I didn't realize it had rained so much ... There was...

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