Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Flood destroys 20 houses, farmlands in Calabar

By Nicholas Kalu, Calabar on 07/06/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 224

Several households have been forced to vacate their homes because of flooding caused by a downpour in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The heavy rains, which started on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, also destroyed farmlands.

Assessing the extent of the damage in parts of Calabar South, the Director-General of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Princewill Ayim, said most of the houses affected were erected along the waterways.

Ayim said that the flood affected parts of Calabar South, including Target, Ebito, Atu, Musaha and Murray Streets, among others, including farmlands at Anantigha.

He said residents of the affected areas had been temporarily displaced from their homes due to the flood.

According to him, the agency has continued to sensitise the people on the need to shun erecting of buildings along the waterways.

He said that although no life was lost in the flood, economic and farming activities had been affected and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.

“The heavy rains that fell between last night and the early hours of today have caused havoc in parts of Calabar South.

“Over 20 houses were flooded and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.

“At Anantigha Street, in Calabar South, over 5 farmlands were destroyed by the flood and the farmers can no longer harvest their crops because most of the crops, such as maize and cassava, were uprooted by the flood prematurely.

“Also, the flood had caused an artificial lake behind the Anantigha Market and over 15 houses are said to be in danger because the scope of the artificial lake is expanding every time it rains heavily.

“I want to appeal to the Federal Government, the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant government agencies to intervene in this artificial lake by constructing standard drainages to direct the water ways,” he said.

The DG advised people living in the affected areas to relocate to higher ground for safety, adding that with the heavy rains been witnessed in the state, the flood was expected to be on the increase. (The Nation)



Source News Express

Posted 07/06/2019 05:24:27 AM





You may also like...
Music star Burna Boy in police net over...

Frustrated participant threatens to kill MMM chiefs •Others...

Boko Haram loses 4 more towns as troops...

Buhari proposes Abike Dabiri as CEO of Diaspora...

University of Ibadan short of 1,834 staff ―...

UNICEF, Bayelsa Govt commence school enrolment drive campaign...

AfDB approves $7.24b for 2019 borrowing programme

Osun Guber: Group tasks electorate, INEC

Shippers task NSC on enforcement of operating standards...

Nigeria sliding into lawlessness —JNI •Condemns killing of...

We’ll take up arms against killer herdsmen: Biafra...

Three SARS executives suspended


Latest News Untold story of the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode Bandits detain 40 in Katsina HEDA gives SEC 14 days to reject new MTN board members or face court action Uncertainty over 211 idle oil blocks Okorocha appointed a fake professor as Eastern Palm University VC, Ex-Commissioner alleges Advise Buhari to obey judgment on release of payment details on electricity contracts, SERAP tells Malami Court restrains Rivers APC congresses High expectations as Magashi takes over Defence Ganduje insists on RUGA, receives project report At least 44 bodies found in well Farmers/herders crisis: Businessman builds cattle ranches in Anambra Sunny Nwosu seeks continuity in Ngwa leadership


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (539,887 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,672 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (388,899 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,420 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,344 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,489 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,487 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,110 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,249 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,239 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,656 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,290 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (662) Features (809) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,946) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,302) Opinion (1,356) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,439) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera