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Regional News of Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Tidal waves displace residents of Fuveme

Some residents of Fuveme have become homeless after tidal waves destroyed their houses

Several households at Fuveme in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region have been displaced after strong tidal waves hit the coastline on Monday evening.

The residents have been rendered homeless with women and children greatly affected.

The area, which lies around an estuary where the River Volta enters the sea has been experiencing periodic tidal waves over the years.

Citi News has gathered that officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), have moved to the affected area to assess the extent of damage and provide relief items to the victims.

Coastal areas in the Volta Region are left at the mercy of the rising tides annually.

In 2017, Blekusu, Horve Havedzi, Dzita, Whuti, Srogboe and Anyanui were notably badly affected by the rising tides.