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Delta State Flood Kills 2, Displaced Over 100,000 Others

2 people have lost their lives,
while no fewer than 100
communities submerged and
300,000 persons rendered
homeless by flood in 10 local
government areas of Delta
State in the last few days.

The state governor, Dr.
Emmanuel Uduaghan, who
confirmed that some of the
victims climbed trees to escape
the wrath of the flood, said,
yesterday, that the magnitude
of the flood was beyond what
the state could handle.

The state Deputy Governor,
Prof. Amos Utuama, also
lamented the devastating
effect of the flood on
riverine communities , saying
that the government had set
up a camp in Ashaka,
Ndokwa East Local
Government Area of the
state, for residents of some
communities, who were
displaced by the recent flood
that ravaged the
Speaking when he led the
State Special Emergency
Committee on Flood Disaster
Management to Tuomo,
Kpakiama, Bomadi, Okwabge
and Ohoro communities,
Burutu, Bomadi, Ughelli
South, and Ughelli North
Local Government Areas
respectively, Utuama, said
the state government was
committed to taking short,
medium and long term
measures aimed at
addressing the problem of
flooding in the state.

Governor Uduaghan, has,
meantime, sent a Save Our
Soul, SOS, to the Federal
Government, the private sector,
philanthropists and well-
meaning Nigerians to come to
the aid of the state.
Reviewing the damage caused
by the flood in Asaba,
Uduaghan said the situation on
ground was “grave and grim.”

He said: “Within a period of
three days, the number of
communities affected
increased astronomically and
for now, the affected
communities are totally
the situation as “devastating
and a huge challenge,” he
noted that most of the
rehabilitation camps were
already recording about
100,000 displaced persons,
adding that mattresses, food
items and medical facilities
were being arranged for the
victims in the interim.

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