Floods In North East Region Affect Movement: Roads Connecting Walewale And Nalerigu Cut Off After Rains

Floods In North East Region Affect Movement: Roads Connecting Walewale And Nalerigu Cut Off After Rains

  • Heavy rains in the North East Region of Ghana have caused a humanitarian crisis as homes are submerged in flood waters
  • Major road networks in Walewale, Nalerigu and its environs have also been destroyed, making it impossible for NADMO to reach flood victims with relief items
  • NADMO explains that constant rains that lasted for about four days are the cause of the precarious situation in the North East Region

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Heavy rains in the North East Region that lasted for about four days have wreaked havoc, destroying road networks that link big towns like Walewale and Nalerigu.

Houses and farms have also been submerged in heavy floods caused by the constant rains.

Floods in North East Region have affected movement.
A man who has captured the flooding situation on video (L) and a trending image showing the extent of damage. Source: Facebook/@UTVghana.
Source: Facebook

According to a Daily Graphic report, communities that have been worst hit by the flooding that ensued on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, include Kuruguduri, Mimima, Gaagbini and Tinguri.

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The report added that a dam at Tinguri has been breached due to the flooding while a vital bridge at Gaagbini has also been destroyed.

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The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is yet to reach victims in affected communities with relief items due to washed-up roads and bridges.

Roads have been destroyed by the heavy downpour in the North East Region.
This trending image from the flood-hit areas in North East Region shows a tarred road rendered unmotorable due to the heavy downpour. Source: Facebook/@UTVGhana.
Source: Facebook

NADMO told journalists on Wednesday that Nalerigu, for instance, remains inaccessible.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.