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Flood submerges four communities in Obiano’s council area

By Nwanosike Onu, Awka

Four Communities in Governor Willie Obiano’s Anambra East native government area have been submerged by flood with residents dropping tens of millions.

The communities are Mkpunando, Eziagulu Otu, Umundeze and Enugu otu

In consequence, the Governor has met with members of the State Emergency Administration Company SEMA, the Nigerian Pink Cross Society, the Navy amongst others to search for methods of getting it proper in these flooded areas.

A few of the residents had raised the alarm that if nothing was finished by the state government urgently, communities can be as good as forgotten.

One of many displaced individuals, Mr Izuchukwu Nnoli, pleaded with Authorities to come back to their help as the flood had taken over their properties and farmlands.

Based on him:“This 2019 flood is a horrible expertise. I name on the state government to do one thing in regards to the flooding because farming is our solely supply of livelihood,’’

Nonetheless, the State Authorities, had pledged immediate consideration to individuals displaced as a results of 2019 flooding in the coastal areas throughout the state.
In his assembly with the companies at his dwelling city, Aguleri on the weekend, Obiano mentioned his government would do all the pieces inside its capability to make sure that well being and meals wanted of the displaced individuals had been made obtainable

He gave the directive to all related companies to make sure that transportation amenities had been in place for immediate evacuation of these trapped in flooded areas.

Obiano mentioned: “All medical personnel will also be on ground to assist in avoiding diarrhea outbreak. Food and clean water will be available for all too”

Govt Director, SEMA, Mr Cyril Agupugo briefed the governor on the happenings in Enugu Otu, Eziagulu Otu, Mkpunando and Umundeze communities in Anambra East LGA.

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He mentioned the present state of affairs in the communities had been scary as many of the homes had been utterly submerged.

“These areas are underwater with victims’ farmlands and home items value tens of millions of naira and they’re calling for government’s immediate intervention,” he mentioned.

The Transition Committee Chairman, Anambra East Council Area , Mr Obi Nweke urged the displaced individuals to not panic and lose hope however to belief in God as assist was underway.

“I imagine issues might be higher in no distant time. Life is most necessary now as you possibly can nonetheless re-acquire your lost property.

“When the flood turns into an excessive amount of, we have now no different possibility than to evacuate to safer locations till water recedes then you possibly can transfer again to your homes,” Nweke mentioned.

Whereas thanking the state government and SEMA, Nweke re-assured the displaced individuals of immediate intervention by Authorities and in any little manner he may additionally assist.


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