Heavy downpour, winds hit Accra

Story: Jennifer Akorfa, ATV

A three- hour downpour  early this morning  has exposed the inherent weaknesses in the management of Accra’s engineering architecture, as many places were left flooded.

Apart from the usual flood-prone areas receiving a thumping from the rain water, this time around heavy winds also caused havoc  , resulting in heavy vehicular traffic, especially the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange.

The rains started about3 a.m. and continued till 6:00am

The known flood-prone areas, such as  the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange, Adabraka, Alajo, Abossey Okai, the Graphic Road, Agbogbloshie, Kaneshie-Odorkor, Circle, Awudome, Darkuman through to Dansoman, were at the receiving end with flooded roads and compounds.

For example,  at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange  where the ATV News Team visited, traders were busy clearing the wastes  left in front of their shops as a result of the rains.

Prior to the rains, the Ghana Meteorological Agency in a press statement warned that “Southeastern Ghana has been engulfed by a rain-bearing cloud. This is producing rain of varying intensity within the Volta Region. Areas within the Greater Accra and Eastern will be affected before drifting to the Central, Western and parts of the Ashanti. The rain is likely to lead to flash floods in parts of Greater Accra. Be advised accordingly”.

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