Residents of Tse Addo Cry Out as Community Floods After Heavy Downpour of Rain

Residents of Tse Addo Cry Out as Community Floods After Heavy Downpour of Rain

  • The heavy downpour of rain that occurred on July 5, 2022, flooded many communities in Accra like Tse Addo, Weija, Adabraka, and others
  • Residents of the Tse Addo community took to social media to share videos of how the flooding affected their property and lives
  • People have asked the government and relevant authorities to solve the problem of flooding that occurs every year in the community during the rainfall season

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Incessant rainfall on July 5, 2022, caused many communities in Accra to get flooded, of which Tse Addo is one of the most affected areas. Many residents were stranded after the rains, and others lost valuable property to the disaster.

Tse Addo community gets flooded after heavy rains
Tse Addo community gets flooded after heavy rains. Photo credit: Abena Magis. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Tse Addo has been earmarked as a fast-developing residential community in Accra. The potential real estate value of the community makes the prices of lands and houses in the area quite pricey. Residents are thus unhappy that they have to lose their valuable properties to floods.

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Speaking in an interview, one resident of Tse Addo called Abdul Rashid Osman said:

The floods you are seeing behind me happens always whether there are heavy rains or not. When it rains in other communities such as Aburi, it chokes the gutters here in Tse Addo and people end up losing their cars and property. Some even lose their lives to flooding.

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Watch an excerpt of the interview below.

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Other residents of the Tse Addo community shared videos of how the flood affected the community. YEN.com.gh shares some of the videos below.

Jennifer Larmkwor shared a video and said, "Tse Addo floods"

Benjamin Appiah Kubi, a resident of Tse Addo, resorted to tagging celebrities for help after a home got flooded. He shared a video on Twitter and said, "@Nikkisamonas, there is much flood in Tse Addo, and we need help."

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According to Onua FM, over 300 houses on waterways are to be demolished at Tse Addo. The demolition is to reduce the occurrence of more people losing their homes after a heavy downpour by creating a straightforward way for water to flow.

How to Protect Your Home from Damage in this Rainy Season

In a related article, YEN.com.gh wrote about how people can protect their homes from floods. It is crucial to safeguard your home from the damage that rains may do during this rainy season, which will feature regular and heavy downpours.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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