Flood in Ghana
Friday, 28 October 2011
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UNOOSA on behalf of UNOCHA
Description of the event
Torrential rains have caused flooding to Ghana's capital city of Accra. Overnight flash flooding between 25 & 26 October brought the capital to a standstill. Officials have confirmed 9 people have been killed.
The floods have destroyed homes and caused power cuts, which have forced the closure of shops and schools.
Many people have been forced to leave their homes. Emergency services have rescued people from rooftops as they attempted to avoid the rising floodwater.
Floods in Ghana
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 12/10/08
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