A heavy rainfall weekend wreaked havoc at First Avenue, National Cargo and Jackson Close areas in Rumuibekwe, Port Harcourt, Rivers State destroying property and rendering families homeless.
For those whose houses were not overtaken by the flood, movement has been drastically restricted. The flood according to Mr Silas of No 1, Jackson close was causes by lack of drainage.
He, however, called on the appropriate authority to intervene and help alleviate their suffering
Four days after the rain, houses were still submerged in water. A resident of one of such houses, Mrs Ada Okorie of No 2, Jackson close whose house was still filled with water when Vanguard got there could not hold back her anguish as she lamented her plight over the past four days.
She told Vanguard that she has been scooping water from her duplex over the past four days. She, therefore, appealed to the state government to do something about the flood as she has not been able to go to work or do any other thing beside scooping water since the rain started on Saturday.
When asked what the cause of the flood was, most of the residents expressed discordant tunes. Mr Chijioke Ukaegbu of No 19 National Cargo, said it was caused by a blocked shell drainage beside their building as water from the huge drainage could not flow through.
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