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NADMO in real tough battle to save buildings threatened by exceptionally large ocean wave

Personnel of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) are having a real battle on their hands as they try saving buildings along the coast line in the Volta Region that are being threatened by exceptionally large ocean waves.

They have been pumping sea water that has inundated more than 300 homes at Abutiakope, Kedzikope and other communities in the Ketu South Municipality.

Mr. Godknows Bleboo, the Municipal NADMO Director, say they are using a 75mm pumping machine to pump water from homes to allow the displaced to return.

Hundreds of people, forced to leave their homes, have sought shelter in a community centre.

Mr. Bleboo adds that if things remained as they are, it would take about two weeks to clear the sea water for the return of the displaced residents to their homes.

Many communities in the Anloga District and Ketu South Municipality are being threatened – could be swallowed up by the sea. They include Dzita, Akplowortor, Fuveme, Atorkor, Amutinu, Salakorpe, Anyanui, Agbledomi, Abutiakope and Kedzikope.

The people have made urgent appeal to the government to extend the sea defense wall to these areas.

Tidal waves that hit the communities at about 0400 hours on Sunday, November 7, has left in its trail pain and suffering for the people.

Apart from the damage caused to buildings, large swathes of cassava and tomato farms had been washed away.

This is likely to have dire consequences for agricultural production – food prices.

The tidal waves that are hitting the coastline communities, long spells of drought and flooding, highlight the devastating impact of climate change, caused by the activities of mankind and it comes amid growing calls for urgent global action to cut down carbon emissions to save the planet, earth.

Ocean Island countries like Madagascar, Seychelles and Maldives are increasingly being threatened by the rising sea levels, resulting from climate change. Countries are being urged to move away from the use of fossil fuels to greener and renewable energies. Scientists are warning that the window of opportunity to save planet earth is fast closing and that any delays in acting now, would spell doom for everybody.

Content created and supplied by: KyeretwienanaOseiBonsu (via Opera News )

Anloga District Godknows Bleboo Kedzikope Ketu South Municipality NADMO


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