Overnight downpour in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Wednesday flooded some parts of the city, including houses and causing vehicles and roads to be under water.
The areas worst affected are GRA phase 3 , stadium road and reclaimed forest area around NLNG, .
It has been reported that the house of a Senator of the 8th Assembly, Chief Andrew Uchendu was also affected.
Houses affected by flood water are reportedly built on flood plains which is why whenever there is heavy rainfall, floods will take over making people struggle with movement in those areas.
Anonymous resident along casablanca street said” This is what we see any time heavy rain falls.it is difficult to move around,I can’t even go to work,Every year this flood keeps coming back,We appeal to government to do something about it.”
Chidi,a mechanic in the area said, “all the vehicles in our shade are under water ,We don’t know what to do’ we pray that the state government will come to our aid so that we will not go through this flood again”