October 1 flood: 100 communities submerged; NADMO springs into action

October 1 flood: 100 communities submerged; NADMO springs into action

- Some communities in the Kwahu Affram Plains North District have been submerged due to rains

- NADMO staff are moving to the area to assist affected people living in the area

- Many acres of food crops in the area have been destroyed as a result

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) from the National Headquarters and the Eastern Regional Directorate are moving to Kwahu Afram Plains North District, as floods submerge more than 100 communities.

The team is expected to arrive by Wednesday October 3 to help displaced residents and also supply some essential items to the affected people in the area.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Starrfmonline.com, the flood was caused by the Bagre Dam Spillage and Torrential rainfalls in the area.

October 1 flood: 100 communities submerged; NADMO springs into action

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Source: UGC

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This has led to the collapse of hundreds of houses in the affected communities and displaced many residents who are now being sheltered in classrooms and churches.

NADMO officials say most of the affected communities are on somewhat islands adding that many more communities have been affected as the organization continues to receive distress calls from other island communities who were reporting similar incidents.

Some of the affected communities include Mepe C.K Korpe, Kpekuidzi No.1 & 2, Zikpo, Kpekpa Korpe, Dodi, Apapasu Battor, KorleKorpe, Congo, Kwaku Dadae, and Gbadagba Kpala Tonu.

The floods have also destroyed some 40 acres of maize ,cassava ,groundnut and sugar cane farms in Faaso Battor community

The Afram Plains North District Director of NADMO, David Nyarko, told Starr News that his staff were struggling to visit all the affected communities for assessment due to lack of safety logistics and speed boats.

October 1 flood: 100 communities submerged; NADMO springs into action

Credit: Starrfmonline.com
Source: UGC

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“The Dwarf and the Afigya Island have about 500 communities, so we cannot cover it in a day. Our Zonal Officers are along the lake but not all the areas that they are able to cover because the Volta Lake is bigger so it takes time.“

We are waiting for the regional and National to come with speed boats so that we go there tomorrow so we are now mobilizing,” he added.

The District NADMO Director blamed some residents for the devastation noting that residents flouted warnings and built closer to the lake during the dry season.

The October 1 rains also flooded other parts of Accra with some affected areas including Shiashie and the Dzorwulu stretch of the N1 highway.

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