Flood: residents warns against blocking drainage

Benin Flood: residents warns against blocking drainage - Natural Junkie

The heavy down pour in Benin metropolis has created flash floods in parts of the city, as some residents whose homes and properties were affected recount their ordeal.

The downpour which lasted for several hours no doubt has caused more harm than good, with those displaced leaving their home to live in a hotel.

Some of the affected residents are now calling on the government to come to their aid, as the Flood water can be seen covering many roads and streets, however, no life was lost except mud which seems to have covered some homes.

Reacting to the situation the commissioner for youths and special duties, Hon. Damian Lawani who move around the Benin city to assess the situation said the occurrence is natural as it is the raining season, adding that the duration of the rain was however surprising as the rain fell for longer hours than expected, adding that the state Governor Godwin Obaseki called them to go round and report to him.

The commissioner who went out with the state emergency management SEMA and Edo state Fire service advice residents to stop blocking the drainage while appealing to the people to treat government properties like their own

Some others area visited are; Ekenwan road, Ihama in GRA, Arosa Street off Sakpomba road, S&T, Tom line, Sailor junction, wire road, and Gulf road, most areas in the city were flooded with some houses almost submerged.

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