From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
About 50 houses were submerged in the flood that ravaged Ewulu community in Aniocha South Council Area, Chief Festus Awuta, a leading member of Ewulu community has disclosed.
He however, revealed that the internally displaced persons are surviving the ordeal despite the limitations in satisfying their needs.
Awuta further disclosed that the flood which has overtaken the only link road to Ewulu community will still take about two weeks before the community could be accessed through the link road.
“But for now, our community remains cut off by the flood. Though it has begun to recede yet it will still take about two weeks before our community can be accessed through the link road. “So far so good, the displaced indigenes of our community are still managing in the camp.
They are surviving on the help that was made available by government and some concerned persons who supported them with various items.
“But the truth remains that they still need more help; most especially to rebuild their homes when the flood finally recedes. At the last count, no fewer than 50 houses were submerged thereby rendering the affected persons homeless.
“Nevertheless, we are still thanking the state government and all those who assisted with various items. All the same, we are still appealing for more help from all stakeholders, donor agencies and government for the proper resettlement of the affected persons,” he said.
It would be recalled that Ewulu community about two weeks ago was ravaged by flood, sending over 600 indigenes out of their homes after submerging several houses.
In the wake of the incidence, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had been deployed to the community to access the extent of damage by the flood.
The outcome of the visit had further led to the relief materials that were sent by the state government to the affected members of the community whom the state government had had to relocate to the only existing secondary school in the community as their temporal abode while the flooding last.