Flood Displaces Hundreds In Calabar

An unprecedented flood has wreaked havoc in Calabar metropolis in Cross River State, submerging no fewer than 100 houses and displacing about 400 persons. Areas worse hit include, Goldie,
CRUTECH staff quarters, Target, White House by William George Street, White House by Calabar Road, Okoro Agbor,Nelson Mandela, and Howell streets. The flood, occurred following a two-day downpour, destroyed valuable household items worth several millions of naira, and sacked the residents rendering them homeless.

In affected areas like Okoro Agobor and Howell streets, some of the residents  were seen
trying to salvage some of their belongings, while children and the elderly,  trapped in the flood,
were being evacuated to nearby homes less affected by the flood. The residents attributed the consistent flooding to lack  of drainages in the areas. They stated that the contractors who handled the road project failed to construct drainages to pave the way for easy flow of water, especially during heavy rain.