The study assessed the influence of flooding on the lives of inhabitants of Ajegunle, Ikorodu Community in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through the administration of 200 questionnaire copies to five (5) randomly selected residential areas in Ajegunle, Ikorodu Community. Data obtained were analyzed using tables, simple frequency and Pearson’s correlation. Results identified inadequate drainage and blockage of drainage channels as the principal perceived causes of flooding, while damage to school infrastructure (100%), loss of property (70%) and pollution of water sources (94%) were the perceived impacts of flooding. It further identified falling sickness (88%) and damages or destruction of health facilities (92%) as the immediate health impact of flooding. Improvement in drainage systems and maintenance of natural water channels were two main ways of managing or controlling floods in the area. Pearson’s correlation result showed a significant and inverse association between flooding and economic activities (r = -0.872, p<0.05) and environmental vulnerability (r = -0.805, p<0.05). The study therefore recommended the rapid repairs and construction of drainages in the area to ease the flow of storm water thereby mitigating the risk associated with flooding.
Key Words: Flooding, Inhabitant lives, Ajegunle Ikorodu