600 people homeless after Old Abirim rainstorm
5/2/2012 9:00:51 PM -
Over 600 residents in the Old Abirem in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region have been left homeless following a devastating rainstorm, Monday.
85 houses were drowned by the floods with markets, churches and roads badly hit as well.
District Chief Executive of the area Mavis Ama Frimpong told Joy News the flood was a 'serious disaster.'
According to her, the whole community was cut-off from the electricity grid several days after the rainstorm.
A victim of the rainstorm told Joy News they have been rendered homeless after strong winds blew off the roof of their buildings with the torrents washing away their properties.
The District National Disaster Management Organization Eric Yakah said they have visited the affected areas to assess the extent of damage.
He said the District NADMO office is without relief items for which reason they have sent SOS message to the National NADMO office for support.
He hoped the national office will soon attend to the needs of the victims.