Heavy Rainstorm Renders Over 700 In Yapei Homeless

About 700 people from three communities within the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency in the Savanna Region have reportedly been rendered homeless after a heavy rainstorm on Sunday.

Buildings had their roofs torn off while farms had food crops uprooted according to reports. 

Traders who had also availed themselves of the Market Day in Yapei are also said to have had thousands of their monies blown away by the storm winds.

The Communities affected are Yapei, Sangkpala and Kusawgu all in the Central Gonja District. Yapei’s electricity was cut off during the hour-long rainstorm.

According to reports, officials of the Gonja district office are on the grounds offering what relief they can. Also, some officers of the National Disaster Management Organization have reportedly hit the ground there.

According to reports, many people will be constrained to share the homes of neighbors at least for days because they have lost everything.

Meanwhile, in the national capital, Accra, a rainstorm was recorded on Sunday afternoon as well, causing some areas to suffer blackouts.

Scientists have warned that the growing impact of climate change is going to leave many communities, especially in developing countries, very vulnerable to natural disasters, especially in the coming years.


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