NADMO cautions residents in flood-prone areas ahead of rainy season

Ghana Ghana News

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cautioned persons who live in low lying flood-prone areas to take precautions as the rains set in.

The disaster management organisation is among other things asking such persons to relocate to higher grounds while observing safety procedures to avert any incidents.

The Ghana Metrological Agency has warned of possible flooding in the capital as the rainy season approaches.

The Director of Communications for NADMO, George Ayisi in a Citi News’ interview said his outfit will do its best to ensure lives and properties are protected.

“We will always entreat our director in the various districts to inform their zonal coordinators and to alert members of the communities the predictions of Ghana Metrological so they are aware so when the rains begin, they need to dash to a safe haven.”

He noted that residents in high-risk areas have been given possible safe havens to seek refuge at.

“They identified safe havens in their communities and the precautionary measures that we do when rains set in like electrical appliances being put off, the clearing their surroundings and ensuring that, they move to higher grounds when the rains begin.”

In November 2019, several parts of the capital, Accra were filled with floodwaters after a few hours of heavy rains on Thursday, 21st November 2020.

Areas like Kaneshie, Circle, Shiashie and surrounding communities were heavily affected.

This was the umpteenth time Accra is experiencing such floods anytime there is a downpour.

There were videos on social media showing some private and commercial vehicles trapped in the waters that had inundated some roads leaving passengers in distress situations.

The situation is no different at market centers and residential homes drain ways have been engulfed with heaps of rubbish.

Citi News

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