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Flooding: Governor cries Out Over Water Covering 70 percent Of Community in Bayelsa. Photos

Posted by on September 30th, 2018



Water Cover 70 Percent Of Community In Bayelsa.

The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has raised the caution that more than 70 percent of the communities in the state have been covered by the raging flood in the country.

The Governor addressed writers during a survey through community extremely affected by flooding with agents of the National Emergency Management Agency, individuals from the state security advisory group, the Police, the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense and others.

An announcement by the Special Adviser to Governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, on Sunday, expressed that the Governor addressed writers at the street before his dad’s compound at Toru Orua, with water surging at a befuddling rate from the Forcados River into the community.

The seriousness of the flood was in way that a portion of the communities have been cut off by the expanding flood level which have gotten to the window and lintel levels in others.

The representative and the individuals who set out on the visit with him saw that Biseni people group and settlements around it in Yenagoa Local Government Area could never again be gotten to by street.

The escort of cars turned back when the people landed with boats on the tarred road to state that getting to the community by street had been rendered impossible by the furious flood with rising water level.

The Governor and Officials

The Governor and Officials

Likewise, Governor Dickson and his group visited different communities which were submerged by the furious waters with the edgy individuals needing cover for alleviation materials at Sampou, Odi, Kaiama, in Kolokuma/Okpokuma Local Government Area and Sagbama, Toru Orua, Bolou Orua, and a few others in Sagbama Local Area.

A considerable piece of the state capital, Yenagoa, particularly Tombia, Akempai, and others are genuinely affected by the surge.

Flooded community

Flooded community

Senator Dickson said that the seriousness of the flood made the State Executive Committee and the State Security Committee to take a decision during their gatherings on Friday to shut down all schools in Bayelsa with prompt impact to empower the administration to take the students to their folks.

He depicted the flood as a noteworthy calamity which had affected the state with a huge number of individuals rendered destitute.

The representative additionally recognized a few some open premises which were not influenced by the flood for quick change to impermanent inside uprooted camps in the state.

He approached the Federal Government for dire help to the state to battle the compassionate difficulties hurled by the flooding crisis.

Flooded house

Flooded house

The Governor who approached the Federal Government to announce a flood crisis in Bayelsa saw that the waterfront state which is underneath the ocean mark was excluded when the legislature pronounced crisis flood circumstance in four states – Kogi, Delta, Niger and Anambra – on September 18, 2018.

He contended that the flood circumstance in Bayelsa was inescapable as the whole state is underneath ocean level with all the real streams and tributaries through which water streams from the River Niger and Benue to the Atlantic Ocean.

He said that the state government had set up a Special Committee to deal with the surge circumstance including top government authorities and the security benefits under the administration of the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah


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