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Floods displace 5,000+ in Keta

Thousands of residents in communities within and around the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region have been forced to leave their homes due to floods caused by an overflow of the Keta Lagoon.

This is the second time within a space of one month that residents in the area have been forced to relocate. The first time was when flash tidal waves buffeted the area destroying property and displacing residents.

Authorities at the Keta Municipal Assembly have been holding emergency meetings to find ways of dealing with the latest floods.

MCE for Keta, Seth Yormewu,stated on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 that: “Over 5,000 people have been affected if you take into consideration the adjoining communities”.

Mr Yormewu added that electricity has been cut off temporarily to the affected areas to avert electrocution until the floods subside.

The MCE indicated that residents have been informed of the floods and are also being helped to relocate to higher grounds, as they engage with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to provide relief items for the affected people.