Public urged to de-silt drains with on-set of rains

Accra, The public has been urged to de-silt drains and gutters with the onset of the rains.

When the rainy season peaks in June we could have the rain falling several times in a single week, Mr Tetteh Portuphy, the Head of the Forecasting Section of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Friday.

He said with the intensification of rain, flooding was inevitable if drains and gutters were choked with all sorts of undesirable matter.

Mr Portuphy said people residing in flood prone areas should take all the necessary precautions in order to stay safe especially during the peak season.

He said it was a known fact that some particular places were flood-prone and called on people living in such areas to take the necessary precautions.

Mr Portuphy called on the public not to build on waterways or erect structures that would interfere with the natural out-lay of land in order to pave way for water to naturally sink into the ground adding; this is another means of flood prevention.

Source: Ghana News Agency