2-hr downpour floods parts of Koforidua; properties destroyed

A two-hour late afternoon downpour Monday has left houses, shops and schools flooded, and people stranded in parts of Koforidua in the Eastern Region. Schools, households and shops at the central business district were the hardest hit by the floods caused by the downpour that started at about 3:30pm, causing all business activities to come to a halt. Other affected areas were Nsukwao, Zongo, Highways and their environs which are known as flood prone arrears in the Koforidua township. Our correspondent Yvonne Neequaye reported a while ago that it is currently drizzling but the floods have subsided a little, adding “residents are likely to lose properties due to the extent of devastation”. She added: “drivers had to make detours to avoid been caught up by a broken bridge”. Authorities from the New Juaben South Municipal assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation officials in the area are currently on the field monitoring and assessing the situation for the appropriate action. Below are pictures of the situation By 3news.com|Ghana]]>

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