By Lamin Fatty
Heavy downpours, accompanied by flash floods, has marked the beginning of the rainy season in the Upper River Region during the early hours of Thursday, June15, affecting numerous households across the region.
The heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds, lasted for nearly five hours, flooding houses and roads.
Foroyaa’s resident reporter in the URR visited some of the affected communities like Fadia Kunda, Kolibantang, Jaka Madina, Sutukonding, Taibatou and Basse, where houses collapsed and water flooded houses and shops, destroying lots of properties including foodstuffs.
This medium contacted the Assistant Regional Coordinator of National Disaster Management Office in Basse, Mr. Batureh Jaiteh, who acknowledged the reports, and confirmed that they have deployed volunteer data collectors to rapidly assess the destruction caused by the floods.
“From this rapid assessment, we will be able to know the level of destruction affecting the number of households across the region,” he said.
Jaiteh assured that when the assessment is done, a situational report will be developed and shared with all stakeholders.