June 13, 2024

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Rivers Community Cries For Help Over Flooding

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Scores of residents of Rumuibekwe community in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State are temporarily homeless as a result of heavy flooding which has forced them to flee their homes.

The residents have cried to the community development committee CDC, local government chairman, state and federal government to come to their aid as flood has ravaged some part of the community.

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This is as a result of the heavy down pour this morning, which submerged buildings of both the low and mighty, destroying properties and farmlands in the area.

In a chat with TNN, a resident, Mr. Gabriel Irowhueli described the situation as pathetic, stressing that the flood is man-made.

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According to him, “the current flood situation at Rumuibekwe community today is pathetic. Just a rain fall of less than six hours, see what is happening, what if we face seven days rain it means that we will all run away from this community.

“Everything is not government, let’s tell the truth, everything is not government, this is because of our sanitation habit, we are not trying, the drainages are filled, people throw things anywhere and anyhow they like in this village.

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“truly, we need government to help us, both the CDC, the local government chairman, the Rivers State government and even federal government to help us, because this kind of flood can carry someone away, please, before we will start recording death, they should do something and very fast.”

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