E/R: Dozens displaced, properties soaked in New Juaben flash flood

Dozens of residents in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region have been displaced in a flash flood which occurred Monday Evening after about 45 minutes of heavy rainfall.

Several parts of flood prone areas including Nkubem and Nsukwao are the worst hit.

Many houses, shops, Churches and roads have been inundated by the flood waters as properties worth thousands of Cedis soaked.

Families were seen after the rainfall wiping out the flood waters from their rooms as they salvage their properties.

No casualty has been reported so far by officials of the National Disaster Management Organization going round to assess the flood disaster providing emergency assistance to persons who may require it.

The flood was exacerbated by the overflow of the Nsukwao Drainage system which was choked by plastics and other solid waste materials discarded indiscriminately by residents.

Some engineers have over the years questioned the capacity of the Nsukwao drainage system to contain huge volume of water channeled from parts of the municipality to join it, a situation which has been attributed to the perennial flooding in the municipality.

kasapa fm