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Flood shuts down Owerri metropolis again




Following persistent downpour within the early hours on Tuesday, a number of components of Owerri metropolis, Imo State, have been submerged in flood shutting down each vehicular and human actions.

The rains, which began at about 9:15 pm, lasted for a number of hours throughout which flood lined main streets within the metropolis.

The attendant flooding of the downpour resulted in critical site visitors congestion leaving motorists stranded on main roads,whereas some buildings on Merchandise Avenue, very near authorities home Owerri, and Works Format have been submerged by flood

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It was noticed that the flood additionally took over the residential areas. Inhabitants of the world have been seen swimming via the flood to entry their homes.

At Akwakuma space of Owerri North and Ihiagwa space of Owerri West, many homes have been flooded and many individuals forcefully stayed indoors as flood took over the communities.

Among the worst-hit areas embody: Merchandise avenue, Egbu neighborhood by Christiana Hospital, World Financial institution Housing Property and a few components of Trans- Egbu.

DAILY POST visited Tetlow Avenue on the faculty street junction the place some motorists have been pressured to divert to the adjoining streets in order to beat the spot the place the flood largely lined the street.

The story shouldn’t be totally different in some areas which embody MCC junction, Royce street, Amajeke and Previous Okigwe street amongst others.

DAILY POST correspondent who monitored the flood alongside Owerri- Okigwe street noticed three buses caught in a ditch. One of many buses was sighted on the roundabout near Authorities Home whereas the 2 others bought caught simply earlier than the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps workplace.

Residents, who lamented the scenario, mentioned it took them hours to go away their houses for work whereas many have been nonetheless stranded alongside main roads.

A resident, Mr Ogubundu Nwadike, whereas reacting to the ugly improvement mentioned the balloon expertise flood management channel has failed Governor Hope Uzodinma and Imo stays absolutely flooded at each slightest downpour.

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