A total of 864 families have been affected by last Monday’s heavy downpour with 431 people displaced in the West Coast Region (WCR), the Region’s Disaster Coordination Office current assessment report disclosed.
The Monday incident, which sparked a wave of panic in apparently the entire country, saw a colossal destruction of houses and properties in a violent downpour accompanied with heavy windstorms.
The assessment is yet to be completed but sources from some of the affected families say damages caused by the rain were colossal.
In Kombo East, our sources disclosed that Mandinaba, Kafuta and Jiboroh were some of the most hard-hit communities with many of them currently displaced.
“The rain has caused serious destruction to me. The roof of my house was completely taken off by the heavy wind and now my family is sheltered in a small house,” Habib Camara, an affected man from Mandinaba told this reporter.
Disaster experts have warned that houses built in the open without trees could be seriously prone to rain and wind destruction.
The West Coast Region Disaster Coordinator, Binta Sey-Jadama, called on people to always be accommodating to victims affected by disasters before they fully recover from the destructions.
by Amadou Jallow