-As Several Persons Homeless
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Severe flooding has again hit the Liberian capital Monrovia and other locations across the country following a heavy downpour of rain for nearly a week.
Several community roads had been cutoff, slum communities overwhelmed and major highway affected as a result of the rain that continues to fall in the country.
Community members are now sheltering with their relatives and other goodwill individuals following the disaster that has hit them of late.
Communities badly hit include the entire 19th-24th streets beach communities behind the famous John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, the Old Road Junction on the Tubman Boulevard, Clara Town, Doe Community, southwest of Matadi, Weasay, Jamaica Road Community, Logan Town, Tweh Farm Community and St. Paul Bridge Community and other communities in and around Monrovia.
Flooding is also reported in Buchanan city and other coastal cities across the county. Major highways with deplorable roads are said to be cutoff due to severe flooding on those roads.
The issue of flooding in the Nation’s capital, Monrovia and other parts of the country remains unabated due to the heavy down pour of rain, poor drainages and the construction of buildings in waterways are said to be some of the major causes of flooding in the country, especially in Monrovia and other major cities in the country.
Several residents losing their personal belongings and rendering them homeless. There are several communities that now noted for always experiencing flooding, especially during the raining season.
Most of the affected residents were seen in a pitiful mood, as tears were seen in their eyes. The affected residents disclosed that at present they are purchasing mineral water due to the contamination of their wells caused by the flood.
The victims are calling on government and partners to intervene and address the situation which they consider as unbearable.
The affected residents said snakes and other harmful substances have been deposited in their homes due to the flood. They are calling on the government to come to their aid in addressing the issue of flooding in their communities.