Flood water sacks five Delta communities

Five riverine communities in Delta state have been sacked by flood water in the Warri North Local Government Area.

The Councillor representing Ogbinbiri ward 18, in Asigborodo Community, Mr Kenren Pere on Monday listed the affected communities as Torukubuagbene, Awanba, Koropigbene, Itagbene and Asigborodo with their adjourning communities.

Pere disclosed that the incident began more than a week ago and the situation became worse on Friday.

While appealing for an urgent intervention by the state government, the councillor said that the life of his people were at stake.

“I cannot attribute the course to flooding or the heavy torrential downpour that has been happening in recent time, though, rain has been falling before, but we have not had it so bad like this.

“Many valuables including local boats, clothes, food items, and other means of livelihood have been destroyed by the unfortunate occurrence.

“Lives are at stake, people can no longer go about their normal daily activities to feed, so there is hunger in the affected communities.

“The overflow started more than a week ago, but the situation became worse three days ago, leaving my people in fear”, said Pere.

He also appealed to the state government to send relief materials including food items to the people of the community to alleviate their suffering.

Meanwhile, Director, Administration and Finance, Delta Emergency Management Agency, Mr Daniel Okpor said that the agency was not aware of the development.

“Was the incident a result of flood or rainfall? We believe more on video than photographs. In the absence of video, you can send me photographs” he requested.

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