Twifo Hemang Rainstorm Victims

A downpour accompanied by strong winds on Sunday evening displaced more than 2,000 people with extensive damage to property running into several thousands of Ghana cedis.

Most of the victims were residents in Hemang in the Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District of the Central Region.

Mr Joe Donkoh, the Regional Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) confirmed the tragedy to the media in Cape Coast, on Tuesday.

There was no recorded death, however, 21 persons were critically injured as they ran helter skelter in the ravaging storm amidst thunder and lightning in search for a safe shelter.

They are however responding to treatment at Twifo Praso and Cape Coast Teaching Hospitals.

The affected persons included; 365 male adults, 495 female adults, 528 male children and 736 female children.

In most of the communities including; Hemang, Was ace and Gyankobu, GNA observed that the roofing sheets were either totally or partially ripped -up

The Twifo Herman Police station, offices of the Ghana Education Service (GES), schools and Ghana Water Company were all affected and the residents had appealed to the authorities torestore services to the people.

Mr Donkoh called on residents staying in low lying areas and those in weak or dilapidated structures to move to designated safer grounds as the rains peaked in the coming months.

Officials of his outfit had since visited the community, inspected the extent of damage, empathised with the displaced persons and assured of more support to them to ameliorate their plights.

He asked them to take steps to repair their buildings pending support from NADMO and the municipal Assembly and appealed to individuals and faith-based organisations to assist the victims.

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