Flood overruns Warri, victims cry over losses

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Flood overruns Warri, victims cry over losses
Some residents walking pass the flooded Upper Erejuwa Road, Warri

 

The Oil City of Warri in Delta State, was on Friday September 6, overran by flood, following the rains that fell for most part of Thursday afternoon and night, till Friday morning.

 

Hon. Daniel Alidu (left) Hon. (Dr.) Michael Tidi (3rd left) Hon. Griftson Omatsuli (3rd right) & others during the inspection of flood ravaged area in Warri

 

Areas affected included large expanse of Ekurede-Itsekiri Community, Ubeji Community, Ugbori Community, Olomu Street, Ighorue Street, Okumagba Avenue, Okumagba Estate, Ode-Kporo Quarters Okere, Ginuwa, Esisi, Upper Erejuwa and Swamp Roads.

 

Flood ravaged Ekurede-Itsekuri Community Road down to Olu Palace, Warri

 

Worst hit was Ekurede-Itsekiri Community, where residential houses, shops, undeveloped plots and business premises, were literarily  submerged, leaving some inhabitants of the densely populated community trapped in their various homes, as they tried to rescue some of their belongings.

 

 

Another submerged part of Ekurede-Itsekiri off NPA bybass Warri

Observers were worried that should the prediction of heavy rains cum flood for the months of September and October by NIMET, becomes reality, then major parts of Warri would be totally submerged.