Heavy Rain: Flood sacks 63 communities, destroys 43 houses in Delta

Kai…Ravaging flood across Delta State has sacked 63 communities, and destroyed, 43 houses in the last one month.

The effected communities, investigation disclosed, are within Koko, Warri North, Araya, Isoko South Local Government Area, Agbarhor Ughelli North, and part of Jesse and Oghara communities.

In the past three weeks in Delta State, torrential rainfalls have constituted flood menace in many communities in the state, and had sacked its residents, destroying their houses in the process, Investigation revealed that the effected communities also had crops in their farm lands destroyed with deep cuts in various areas.

One Mr. Justus Okwogba Araya, community President who spoke to Daily Post, said: “we need the state government’s intervention. We have nowhere to go, our crops destroyed, houses destroyed including our roads”.

But the statement , through the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. John Nani remarked that the dredging of Nana creek would not only address the flood menace, but also improve water transportation in the area as well as enhance the economic well being of the people.

He also said, “the state government is committed to adopting proactive measures to tackle the menace some of the communities are currently faced with the challenges are sad, but will open up the blocked drainage in the affected areas, it is unfortunate that houses were destroyed, and residents of the affected areas sacked, we will relocate them to befitting areas, and step up proactive measures.”

The communities expressed optimism that issues associated with flooding in the area would be over after the dredging exercise.

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