Ewulu community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State in the early of Thursday was hit by a heavy flood which destroyed thirty-three houses including crops worth several millions of Naira.
The flood as a result of the rainfall also sacked about 300 residents of the community and damaged several vehicles.
It was gathered that as a result of the perennial flood disaster, the community has been cut off from neighbouring towns.
Speaking with Journalists in the area, the Akaeze 1, Ewulu community, Chief Festus Awuta said the community was currently facing difficult times as the IDP camps provided by the state government cannot take the people in the community who have been rendered homeless by the rainfall, and the flood.
He said “We have never had this kind of experience in this magnitude. In 2012 when the flooding took place, it was between October and November, but this year, it came earlier, our houses are destroyed, many of my people are now homeless, The IDP camps will not take care of my people. We are appealing to the Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to come to our aid; my people have no homes for now”.
Also speaking with journalists, the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr Earnest Ogwezze said, “It’s rather unfortunate that the flood menace sacked residents of the community, and destroyed several houses. We have asked the victims to move into the camps but they are reluctant.”