Flood victims in Bayelsa lament non availability of government aid

Flood victims in Bayelsa lament non availability of government aid

 

Weeks after the flooding in Bayelsa began, the situation seems to have worsened as houses and roads in various communities across the state have now been completely submerged in water.

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With one death confirmed, many now sleep on roads and makeshift camps as their houses and access roads are have been completely submerged in water.

Some communities in kolokuma/opokuma, Sagbama, Ekeremor, south Ijaw and Yenegoa local governments are now only accessible by boats and canoes.

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while some locals have been forced to set up makeshift camps on bridges and highways to escape the ever-increasing water.

They lamented the none availability of governmental aid and called for immediate evacuation to higher grounds.

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In the Yenagoa metropolis, a 16-year-old boy lost his life to the surging flood. Other residents complain of shelter and food as their houses and shops have also been flooded.

Critical of the State and Federal government’s preparations before the flood, renowned Environmentalist, Morris Alagoa calls for immediate intervention to ameliorate the plight of the people.

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With the number of farmlands, businesses, and manpower lost so far, fear looms over the severe hardship ahead if the situation is not properly managed.

Worse hit is the Patani section, a town in Delta State that shares boundary with Bayelsa Communities such as Adagbabiri which is already submerged by water.

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The Mbiama bridge that connects many Engenne communities in Rivers State to Bayelsa is also being threatened by the rampaging flood waters from the river underneath which is full to the brim.

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