Residents groan as flood takes over Delta communities
Many residents of flood-prone areas in Delta State are crying as their areas are submerged after two days of torrential downpours.
Due to difficulties in obtaining commercial buses or tricycles to transport them to their destinations, students were seen returning home from school after the downpours that fell on Monday and Tuesday mornings…….Continue Reading
Due to fear of the unknown, many residents were unable to leave their flood-prone environment.
According to PUNCH Metro investigations the most affected areas were the Ginuwa community in Warri South Local Government Area as well as some streets in Oduma Layout, off new Okpe road, former Cranefield road, and the Red Beret Police Road notably parts of Jeddo, Ughoton, Ugbokodo and other neighbouring communities in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
Many residents in affected areas are now lamenting the destruction caused by the flood, which they attribute primarily to poor drainage systems.
The affected residents of Jeddo, Ughoton, Ugbokodo and in the main Warri metropolis complained that the Delta State government was adamant about the prior flood warnings from different relevant Federal Government agencies notably the Nigeria Environmental Management Agency, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency and Nigeria Meteorological Agency.
They have urged the state government to quickly intervene and rescue flood victims, as well as evacuate flood-prone residents across the state.
Osuogu, Chairman of Odume layout Residents Association, commented on the incident and appealed to the Delta State Government and other interventionist agencies to come to their rescue by constructing the access roads in the adjoining streets to the New Okpe road as well as constructing bigger drainages in the locality to create way for easy flow of the water to the drains