The Ghana Meteorological Agency has announced an imminent heavy downpour of rainfall in areas located in the Lower Volta Basin.
Felicity Ahiafianyo, the Director of Central Analysis and Forecasting at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, stressed the emergency nature of the announcement and urged the flood victims to consider relocating to different areas for their own safety.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency (G-met) issued a stern warning to residents in the Lower Volta Basin, alerting them about the imminent threat of further heavy rains.
The agency’s Director of Central Analysis and Forecasting, Felicity Ahiafianyo, emphasised the urgency of the situation and urged flood victims to consider relocating to safer areas.
This announcement comes on the back of the flooding that came as a result of the spillage from the Akosombo Dam, which has rendered thousands of people homeless in the Lower Volta Basin.
“We don’t have any control over the spillage, but what we can provide is weather updates and the state of the sky in a particular area.”
“And per the analysis we did yesterday, we are still having about a 40–70 percent chance of rain in the areas around the Lower Volta Basin, so we will encourage the flood victims to move to safer areas,” she told Rainbow Radio.
Several communities in the Volta Region have been left flooded due to the spillage of excess water from the Akosomo Dam by the Volta River Authority (VRA) in the early part of October 2023.
Over 26, 000 people and almost all the buildings, homes, and properties in the affected community have been completely submerged underwater.
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana