Accra floods: 3 effective ways Ghanaians can prevent their homes from flooding

Accra floods: 3 effective ways Ghanaians can prevent their homes from flooding

It is that time of the year again and the heavy rainfalls have left houses in low-lying areas submerged and inundated in the floods.

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The Ghana Meteorological Agency, the institution in charge of predicting rainfall and thunderstorms across the country, revealed that there would be severe rainfall, which would probably wreak havoc in areas mostly affected by floods.

Recent rainfalls have left a lot of individuals stranded and displaced recording loss of properties running into thousands of cedis.

There has been a lot of news about the activities of humans leading to floods, especially in Accra. has highlighted some 4 ways Ghanaians can stop the floods, especially in areas mostly hit by floods.

4 ways Ghanaians can stop the rains from flooding their homes
Picture of a flooded area Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Policing each other

There have been countless times when individuals have been captured throwing rubbish made from their houses into the gutters anytime the rain fell heavily.

By policing each other, Ghanaians could report neighbors who normally throw rubbish into the drains which make them choked and cause flood at a later time.

Be a citizen, not a spectator!

Not building in waterways

There have been areas which have been earmarked by city authorities and town and country planning as being waterways.

Ideally, houses are not supposed to be cited in waterways.

It is advisable for individuals who are looking forward to building their houses to avoid building in waterways to prevent a possible flood.

Communal Labour

Often times, we hear people asking the government to ensure that drains in flood-prone areas be constantly dredged and de-silted.

It is also very important to note that communal work or labour to dredge choked drains in these flood-prone areas can prevent flooding.

Instead of waiting for the government to come and drain the gutter, members of a community must come together and pool resources together to do the needful.

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In other news, actor and parliamentary aspirant for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo, has taken giant strides to dredge choked drains in West Legon.

In a post sighted by, he revealed that a few weeks ago, he visited a community in West Legon and promised to go back to start work on dredging the big gutter that causes flooding whenever it rains.

In the photos shared, excavators were seen on site dredging the gutters which were choked with sand.

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