Properties Worth Thousands Of Cedis Destroyed In Juaben Flood



Residents of New Juabeng South Municipality in the Eastern Region have had their their properties displaced in a flash flood which occurred Monday evening after about 45 minutes of heavy rainfall.

Many houses, shops, Churches and roads have been inundated by the flood waters as properties worth thousands of Cedis soaked.

The flood was exacerbated by the overflow of the Nsukwao Drainage system which was choked by plastics and other solid waste materials discarded indiscriminately by residents. Families were seen after the rainfall wiping out the flood waters from their rooms as they salvage their properties.

No casualty has been reported so far by officials of the National Disaster Management Organization going round to assess the flood disaster providing emergency assistance to persons who may require it.

Some engineers have over the years questioned the capacity of the Nsukwao drainage system to contain huge volume of water channeled from parts of the municipality to join it, a situation which has been attributed to the perennial flooding in the municipality.


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