Parts of Accra submerged again after 12hrs downpour


The perennial flooding in Accra resurfaced has occurred again last Saturday night after a heavy downpour.

This left several parts of the city flooded after the over 12-hour downpour which resulted in heavy gridlock in major parts of the road in Accra leaving commuters stranded at lorry parks and bus stops.

Since 1968, the capital city at the slightest of rainfalls records devastation to communities as a result of floods.

Some of the worst hit areas of Saturday’s floods include Kaneshie, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Madina, Awoshie, Odorkor and Santa Maria.

The latest incident has led to a flood alert warning from the Ghana Police Service which has called on drivers to avoid the “Graphic Road towards Kaneshie and Agbogbloshie due to the rising level of the Odaw River.

Residents of affected areas have been urged to remain indoors while help comes to them.

A statement on Social Media stated that, “In addition to the above, motorists and commuters should exercise great caution when using the La Beach – Kpeshie Lagoon Road towards Teshie-Nungua as well as roads that are linked by culverts and bridges.”

“…anyone who is stranded due to the downpour and requires help should contact the Police on the emergency numbers 18555, 191 or 0302787373,” the police stated.

Some Ghanaians have also taken to Twitter to share experiences of Saturday’s flooding situation.

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