The Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA has reported that four communities in the state have been submerged by the 2019 flood disaster.
SEMA Executive Director, Mr Cyril Agupugo who briefed the governor on the state of flood in the state said the four communities; Enugu Otu, Eziagulu Otu, Mkpunando and Umundeze communities in Anambra East LGA were currently under water, daily post reports.
Agupugo said that the current situation in these communities were scary as most of the houses were completely submerged.
“These areas are underwater, with victims’ farmlands and household items worth millions of naira also submerged. and they are calling for government’s immediate intervention,” he said.
Transition Committee Chairman, Anambra East LGA, Mr Obi Nweke corroborated the claims, but urged the displaced persons not to panic or lose hope but to trust in God as help was underway.
“I believe things will be better in no distant time. Life is most important now as you can still re-acquire your lost property.
“When the flood became too much, we had no other option than to evacuate them to safer places until water recedes. then they can move back to their houses,” Nweke said.