Anambra flood victims cry for help as SEMA assesses water levels

Flood victims in Anambra State have cried to the State and federal authorities for help, describing their plight in numerous IDPs camps as insufferable.

That is as the Anambra State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) has launched into an evaluation tour of varied communities effected by flood disasters with a purpose to confirm the water levels.

The evaluation, which was carried out at Ogbaru, Anambra East and Anambra West LGAs was to help SEMA to current state of affairs reviews to the state authorities.

SEMA Govt Director, Mr Cyprain Agupugo represented by the Govt Assistant to the governor on SEMA (Media), Mr Emeka Obinwa mentioned that with the rising degree of water, extra victims had been moved into Holding Centres.

“The state of affairs of issues has pushed many victims into the holding centres. That is what we noticed at Atani and a few of the victims go about their each day actions and retire to the centres.

“The rising level of water witnessed in recent times, have orchestrated a surge in the number of victims.”

a few of the flood victims known as for help, saying that to their shock, as an alternative of the flood to recede, it has continued to extend, thereby inflicting extra folks within the space to run to the camps.

They complained that the growing variety of displaced individuals have made it troublesome for them to feed as the obtainable house, sleeping supplies and even meals weren’t sufficient.

Chairman, 2019 Flood Reduction Committee, Ogbaru LGA, Mr Nnamdi Esimai mentioned, “As a substitute of the water to recede, it’s growing. So, with the variety of victims, they’ve elevated to greater than the unique quantity within the camps.’’

Esimai pleaded with the state authorities to supply extra reduction supplies, particularly meals gadgets, as the folks have been fearful by starvation.

One of many displaced individuals, Mrs Ebele Nwachukwu pleaded with authorities for extra aids in meals gadgets to avoid wasting them and their kids from hunger.

“Our kids not go to high school as a result of a baby right here, within the holding centre was nearly carried away by floodwaters on his method from college.’’

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