Takoradi: Parts Of Central Business District Flooded After Downpour
Some parts of the Central Business District (CBD) of Takoradi got flooded following a downpour.
Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds, which lasted for an hour, inundated stores, homes and offices, causing considerable destruction to property but there was no fatality.
The road leading to the Takoradi Airport was completely submerged, leaving many people using that road, stranded.
Many of the flood victims cited choked gutters and what they said was the poor drainage system of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, as the main causes.
Mr. Smart Mensah, owner of the Western Hydraulics Shop, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, it took him and his team hours to drain the flood waters outside his shop.
A second-hand goods dealer on the Busumakura Street, who gave her name only as Auntie Konadu, said her shop was covered with water up to the height of about two metres.
She was yet to assess the cost of damage - property lost.
The deluge brings to the fore the urgent need for the city authorities together with the residents to tackle head-on, the unhealthy practice of dumping waste in gutters and open drains, as the rains set in.