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Flood threatens Owerri residents

By Chinonso Alozie

OWERRI—FLOOD yesterday disrupted vehicular and human activities in Owerri, Imo state.

The rains which started at about  12:15pm, lasted  for two hours during which flood covered major streets in the metropolis.

Vanguard visited Tetlow Street at the school road junction where some motorists were forced to divert to the adjoining streets so as to beat the spot where the flood largely covered the road.


It was observed that the flood also took over the residential areas. Inhabitants of the area also were seen swimming through the flood to access their houses.

The story is not different in some areas which included MCC junction, Royce road, Amajeke and Old Okigwe road among others.

Some of the residents in the affected areas who spoke to Vanguard  said  the situation has not changed anytime it rains.

According to one them in the area who gave his name as Tochi Ibekwe,   “we suffer a lot anytime it rains. We have to stay awake at night if is raining.”

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