All five persons who sustained injuries from a severe windstorm on the Somanya-Kpong highway in the Eastern Region have been discharged from the Somanya Polyclinic.
The Eastern Regional National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) described Monday’s downpour as devastating.
NADMO which is however still in the area with the Deputy Regional Minister and personnel from the Ghana Fire Service to assess the level of damages says it is alarming how the 20 minutes heavy rains caused so much damage.
The Eastern Regional Director of NADMO, Kwame Appiah Kodua in an interview with Citi News said some relief items will be deployed to the affected persons by tomorrow, Wednesday.
“By the grace of God, it was a minor injury. The five were treated yesterday and they were discharged. That is the casualty level as at now. We are still embarking on the disaster assessment exercise. We are here with the Regional Coordinating Council led by the Deputy Regional Minister and the Member of Parliament is also here.
In fact, I will describe yesterday’s disaster as very devastating. Looking at the number of houses that were affected, you can say that it was devastating considering the number of minutes it rained.”
Rainstorm ravages Somanya, leaves hundreds displaced
A rainstorm devasted Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality damaging homes and leaving hundreds displaced.
The Monday afternoon storm lasted about 20 minutes but caused “serious destruction and damage”.
Other properties like cars and places of business also sustained significant damage.
Strong winds also pulled down a tree onto the Somanya-Kpong Highway near the Somanya Polyclinic.
Heavy rains in other parts of the country including the Upper East Region in recent times displaced a lot of people while others lost their lives.
Several homes and farms were also destroyed in the Region.