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Tamale floods cause havoc

2009-03-12 21:56:45
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Floods in Tamale have destroyed property worth millions of Ghana cedis as rains raged the northern regional capital on the night of March 11.

The flood, which followed rains which lasted a period of two hours, is reported to have destroyed some forty-four houses and left hundreds homeless. Reports say the traffic situation in the municipality has been worsened due to the flood situation.

Electricity to the area has been reportedly cut because the high tension cables of the Volta River Authority have snapped.

A zonal National Disaster Management Organisation m(NADMO) coordinator in the Northern Region, Abdul Samed Yaya told Citi News in an interview that at the moment the propriety of NADMO was the gathering of all data from the rain storm.

According to him this will help to strategise appropriately to bring relief to the local people affected by the floods.

Eight persons lost their lives when flood waters hit the Savelugu/Nanton and West Mamprusi Districts in August of 2008 also caused by persistent rains.


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