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General News of Monday, 10 September 2007

Source: GNA

About 200 residents displaced by floods

Denu, Sept. 10, GNA - About 200 residents of Hatsukope, a farming community near Aflao have been displaced by floods from a pond located in the area following days of sporadic rains. Homes, workshops, farms and schools are submerged making it unlikely that schools there would reopen along with others on Tuesday, September 11.
A number of hostels of day students of the St Paul's Secondary School were also affected, while access roads to the Royal Academy; a private basic school have also been rendered impassable. A fishpond located in the area is totally submerged by the floods, which residents describe as uncommon.
Mr Moise Kwame Agbodjalou, Ketu District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and Mr Daniel Botsoe, Assemblyman for the area who at the weekend toured the affected areas sympathized with the victims and advised them to keep off their homes to avoid being trapped by falling walls. Mr Agbodjalou assured them that their situation would be examined further and measures taken to mitigate their plight soon. 10 Sept. 07