Missionaries Help Flood Victims in Ghana
Recent heavy rains and poor drainage caused extensive flooding throughout Accra, Ghana, leading to thousands of people getting forced out of their homes to seek higher ground and protection from a weeklong storm, which began June 4. News media reported that flooding left at least 160 people dead. Accidents and injuries multiplied throughout the week, with thousands of people affected by the storm and its aftermath.
Heavy rains are not unusual this time of year in Ghana; there is a distinct rainy season that begins in late May or early June. Houses built in low-lying areas are often susceptible to flooding. Following the flooding, government officials visited the Nkrumah Circle to view the damage and pledge support for drainage improvements.
May 28, 2014