A powerful rainstorm has swept through several districts in the Upper East region causing havoc in its wake. Official figures released by the National Disaster Management Organizations (NADMO) shows that the storm has claimed 27 lives while 19 and 100 people have sustained several degrees of injury and have been displaced respectively.
Several villages and farmlands in the Kasina Nankana East and South, Builsa South, Bawku, Garu and Timpane among others have been submerged raising fears of the possible outbreak of diseases and hanger. NADMO officials are currently grappling frantically to contain the situation as relief appear slow in reaching the distressed.
George Ayisi of NADMO says men have been deployed to assess the impact of the disaster to inform about immediate support needed by families displaced. Last week, the Meteorological Services agency alerted the public to expect more rains this season particularly in the middle belt of the country.