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Ghana: Rains flood parts of Accra

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jun 16, 2022

Parts of Accra again saw large swamps of running water on the roads, heavy motor traffic and work stoppages yesterday after hours of downpours.

Areas like Kwame Nkrumah interchange, Kaneshie, North Kaneshie, Alajo, Adabraka, Accra Central, Tema, Tema station-Accra, Osu and Kasoa were all heavily affected after almost six hours of rain.

The situation forced most workers to start work late, delaying production.

Sewers carrying running water were overrun, while some potholes in the roads were widened and deepened.

Some drivers had to park their vehicles due to flooded sections of the road, which led to heavy traffic.

Videos and comments about the situation and its aftermath have also gone viral on social media, with many users calling on the government to take action to address the age-old problem.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has forecast that the public should prepare for more rains in the coming days as the country enters the peak of the rainy season.

A meteorologist at GMet’s Central Analysis and Forecast Office, Joshua Asamoah, in an interview with the Ghanaian Times in Accra, recently said that while the rains in some places in the south of the country, including Accra, would be normal, they would be intense. .

“We should expect more rainfall once we hit the peak of the rainy season, but it won’t be abnormal rainfall. We don’t expect above normal rainfall,” a- he declared.

“But the frequency will be higher in the forest areas of the Eastern and Ashanti regions. These areas will have more frequent rainfall. For us along the coast, it will be occasional rainfall,” Asamoah added. .