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Published On: Fri, Jul 27th, 2018

Residents count loses as flood ravages Isoko communities in Delta

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From Osakhare Erese Asaba

Ravaging flood in Isoko South communities in Delta state have reportedly destroyed estimated farm crops worth N2 billion and killed two persons in last six months
It was gathered that the flood menace in most of the affected communities, destroyed cassava and plantain farms,especially in Aviara community where the farmers at present hit by that devastating effects In same Aviara community, the two persons who died were said to have swept away by the flood during the heavy rainfall on Tuesday right inside their farm lands
It was gathered that since the rains started this year,2018, Isoko South communities have suffered untold destruction by the continued ravaging flood which also had reportedly destroyed several houses in the areas.
But the state Commissioner for Environment, Barr John Nani while speaking to our reporter said “ the state government is aware of the perennial flood in Isoko south communities, it is unfortunate that the situation had been pathetic, sad,we assure the people of the affected communities that proactive measures are being taken to ensure the flood menace is reduced to low ebb,farm crops were destroyed, including several houses in the areas “
Most of the affected farmers who spoke to our reporter ,one of them Chief Oboroh John said “ the flood disaster if not properly handled will sack the entire Isoko south communities, our farms crops estimated to N2billion in over forty communities destroyed, the flood menace will eventually lead to adverse condition detrimental to the wellbeing of Isoko south communities, houses have been destroyed, we don’t have farm lands again, we need the state government help, we are suffering “
Speaking further, Chief Oboroh noted that the flood menace had made food production difficult in Isoko south communities, and appealed to public spirited bodies, and the state government to come to their aid

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