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Meteo warns of more rains and flooding

flood2The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) is asking Ghanaians to prepare for more rains and possible flooding across the country as this year’s raining season sets in.

Hours of rains Saturday and Sunday left parts of the country, particularly Accra flooded, and the GMA is warning of more of such rains with a thunderstorm in northern Ghana on Monday morning.

The storm was observed over north-eastern Benin and is said to be moving westward, the GMA said, adding the thunderstorm “is forecasted to sweep through most places in the northern sector”.

“The public should prepare for the perennial issues of flooding in parts of the country,”  a meteorologist with the GMA, Patrick Lamptey told Onua FM’s Monday morning.

Mr. Lamptey advised the public to “respect the warnings from GMA” and prepare accordingly to avoid being caught off guard by the rains and the associated perennial flooding.

He identified chocked gutters as the main cause of the consistent flooding in the country, and advised people begin tidying up their surroundings, by particularly desilting the drainage systems around them to prevent choking whenever it rains.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com

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