The National Emergency Management Authority has put the number of affected and displaced persons to two Thousand which also includes houses in Orsu Obodo community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, by flood. Flood.
Head of Imo/Abia operations office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Evans Ugoh, put the figure of the displaced people to two thousand and that sixty houses were also submerged by the flood, he said the Flood was as a result of the heavy downpour which started since Thursday.
Meanwhile the lawmaker representing Oguta at the Imo State House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, who visited the affected communities alongside NEMA, called on the government, spirited individuals to come to their rescue. He said: “Imo State government to provide immediate succour for the displaced people as houses are submerged after the rain in Imo.
This community needs urgent attention now for them to live. “I feel the pain of all of you and we are making an effort to provide urgent succour for all of you so be assured that the government is aware of your problem.”
the number of the affected people and houses are increasing and the properties belonging to the affected areas were also completely destroyed. Some of the persons affected in the area told newsmen that “We have suffered. Since Friday after the heavy downpour, our houses have been covered by water and we have lost our properties we seriously in pains. “The situation is difficult for us. What we just need is something to keep us moving our people are really suffering now. Help us.