Adwafo floods displace hundreds; NADMO begins damage assessment

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Hundreds of residents of Adwafo near Sepaase in the Ashanti Region will have to look for alternative places to lay their heads following flooding of their homes on Wednesday.

Five hours of torrential rains caused a nearby river, River Dwahe, to overflow its banks and submerged their dwellings. The floods also blocked the only access road to the town.

People could not move in and out of Adwafo for work. School children also stay away from their classrooms.

No casualty was recorded but officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Atwima Nwabiagya District have begun assessing the extent and cost of damage to property.

Asubonteng said, they are overwhelmed by the floods that could have been prevented if the city authorities had bordered the banks of River Dwahe.

He said small culverts constructed on the Sepaase-Adwafo road are too small to absorb the volume of water when it rains, forcing the area to flood during heavy downpours.

Repeated attempts  also get the Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly to fix a bridge over the river have been unsuccessful.

Asubonteng Emmanuel,the committee secretary revealed that vehicles,that attempted to cross the choppy floods got stuck,and said the DCE,Nana Asare bediako and the District Engineer has been informed but nothing has been done about the matter since.

Source:otecfm102.9,Kumasi;story byNana Ama Agyemang.

 

 

 

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