About 270 homes have been brought down with 60 others rendered homeless in a recent rainstorm at the Bongo District of the Upper East Region.
So far the National Disaster Management Organisation has so far described the disaster as the worst to have ever hit the region in two decades as members of the Bongo Assembly also tour the region to conduct rapid assessment of the damage and needs of survivors.
At least twelve basic schools and scores of private residences had their roofs peeled off. The angry storm flattened countless signboards and shops, dragged electricity cables on wet grounds and left deep cracks in some classroom blocks. It did not spare health facilities, either. At least three Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compounds had their roofs ripped apart with registers, medical report forms and medications among other materials saturated with rainwater. Consulting rooms and quarters for nurses also were badly hit in the roofs.