Oct 26, 2011 at 9:14am
Greater Accra engulfed in Floods
Heavy rains Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning has caused flooding in many parts of Accra. Flood prone areas have been cut off making accessibility very difficult.
Reports from Awoshie Mangoase say many people have been displaced by the flood.
Property worth millions of Ghana cedis have also been destroyed due to severe flooding.
President Mills tours flood affected areas
Vehicular movements in the capital have also been brought to a standstill as a result of severe flooding on major roads such as the Graphic Road and Kwame Nkurmah Circle.
A victim at Awoshie, Kosmos Boafo attributed the flood to a diversion of the drainage system in the area because of the construction of the Mallam- Tetteh-Quashie Road.
At least two people are reported dead following floods at Adabraka.
The deceased described as physically challenged were residents of the area.
The construction of a gutter near the Graphic Communications Group is said to be the main cause of the flood.
A resident at Adabraka, Joseph Darko told Radio Ghana that parts of the area are still flooded and people are helpless as many have lost their belongings.
The flood situation at Teshie has been described as very severe.
Although there are no formal reports of casualties many people have been displaced.
Meanwhile, President Mills is visiting some of the flood affected areas in Accra. He has assured victims of government's support.
He is being accompanied by the Mayor of Accra, Greater Accra Regional Minister and other officials.