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NADMO warns residents as recently dredged Odaw drain gets full

This comes barely a week after the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije announced that 45 percent of work had been done by way of dredging major drains in the city.

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In a statement released on Thursday afternoon and copied to Pulse.com.gh, the organisation advised residents to be “careful when crossing or wading in the flood waters” as many of the city’s major drains including the Onyasia, Odaw and Nima drains had become full.

This comes barely a week after the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije announced that 45 percent of work had been done by way of dredging major drains in the city. He made those comments at a memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the June 3 disaster.

Thursday rains have left the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, parts of Teshie, Airport Residential, Dzorwulu, Achimota, Rasta Road, Tse Addo flooded leading to loss of property.

The disaster management body implored residents in such areas to not attempt crossing fast running water,  but rather climb to roof tops when necessary and call emergency number 112 for help.

The Ghana Meteorological Agency has also issued a similar warning; saying that the rains would continue for some more time.

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