Tuesday, August 11, 2009

City in Ghana hit by severe flooding

Edmond Gyebe in the Chronicle (Ghana): Residents of Gumani in the Tamale Metropolis, who were badly hit by the flood disaster last week, have passionately called on the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to construct proper drainage systems to direct rain water to forestall any future calamities.

The residents are apprehensive of experiencing yet another severe flood disaster this rainy season, since the area lacks proper drainage systems.

The over nine hours nonstop heavy rain, caused serious floods on Friday, in areas like Kukuo, Kobilimalgo, Vittin, the Gariba Lodge area and Gumani, all in the Tamale Metropolis. In all, over 100 houses were submerged, with the produce of several farms washed away…..

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