Sapele—Residents of some parts of Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area and Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area, both in Delta State, were yesterday morning sacked from their homes by an early morning downpour that lasted for close to three hours.

Badly affected were Igbeku, Gana, Amukpe, Awolowo and Ojolu areas in Sapele local Government Area.

Others areas affected in Oghara are Chief Eyaufe Robert Street by Lucky Junction, Kingsley Estate, Scout Road, Omimi Road, Okuemeva Road Extension and Ibori Road before Ibori House.

Aside destroying property and goods worth millions of naira, roads linking homes were also washed off by the flood, rendering many residents stranded.

In Sapele, the road linking Uko Road extension to Power Line was also submerged in water, preventing residents in that area from coming out or going in.

In Igbeku, Bishop Close, flood also took over with residents struggling to find their ways to the main road.

The rain, which started at about 7.41a.m. did not subside until 10:29a.m.

Church, cars

In urban area in Sapele, the Pastor of a Pentecostal church (name withheld) was seen struggling to salvage chairs and musical instruments.

In Oghara, cars were submerged around Okuemeva Road Extension, with residents battling with flood that has taken over their homes.

A pastor, Chris Ajatiton of Glory Glory Assembly in Oguanja, Sapele, said he is still battling to bail out water from his church

He said: “Thank God, I came here early and since the rain started, we have not rested. Only few people came to church and I did not preach today.”

Meanwhile, a resident of Omimi Street, Mr. Daniel Omamasa, appealed to Delta State government to act fast and save the residents from disaster.

He said: “We don’t know what to expect now that the rains have started. You can see what the flood has done here. Let the government wade into this issue to avert disaster.”


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