Flood wreaks havoc in Asaba, homes, offices submerged





ASABA—FLOOD, yesterday,  submerged some parts of  Asaba, the capital of Delta State, sacking workers and some residents from their offices and homes.

The flood which followed a heavy down pour which started at 6a.m., and continued till evening, cut off some streets, including parts of Okpanam- Ibusa Road, Junior Staff Quarters Road, Jesus Saves Road, office complex of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, and Women Affairs Primary School .

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The flood which some residents described as unfriendly, submerged some of the offices at the SUBEB complex after one of fence collapsed, thereby exposing it to intruders.

Our correspondent who drove round some parts of the capital city, observed that the situation prevented some workers and school children from going to work and school. Some residents who spoke to Vanguard, called on the state government to take urgent steps to address the perennial flood in Asaba and its environs.

Messrs Emenike Odili, John Ikechukwu and Justina Mordi, who spoke separately, said one of the major problems facing the Asaba capital city was the problem of flood, adding that residents of Okpanam and its environs could hardly come out or go back to their homes once it rains.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Environment, Chief John Nani who said that the state government was on top the situation, added that steps were already being taken towards addressing the problem.

By Festus Ahon

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