Parts Of Accra, Cape Coast Flooded After Brief Downpour
Parts of Ghana’s capital Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi have flooded again following a brief downpour between Thursday night and Friday dawn. In Accra, areas such as the Odorkor, Kaneshie First Light, Abbosey Okai and Adabraka Sahara are also flooded. The situation has resulted in heavy vehicular traffic in different parts of
the affected areas. On the major highways such as the Achimota-Ofankor highway, the rain water collected on different parts of the main road has resulted in a major traffic situation. Journalists reported that while driving from Korle Bu towards Kwame Nkrumah Circle, vehicles are having a difficult time around the new interchange
project site where a pool of water has been collected due to choked drains that are unable to hold the water. In Cape Coast, a number of homes were submerged in flood waters, after hours of torrential rainfall the Friday morning. Walls to some buildings collapsed as a result of pressure from rushing waters. People have started
moving to higher ground to over the development too. Some residents in the Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast said that this is the first time experiencing such volume of flood waters in the area. The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has already given indications that there are chances of rain in some parts of the country. It’s
cloudy across the country this morning. Parts of the country will also experience rain this morning. Brighter conditions are expected as the day progresses. Isolated rain is expected in the evening across the country.