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Ghana - Floods Situation Report, 8 June 2015

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I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Heavy downpour inundates many parts of Accra bringing many activities to a halt and destroying properties including vehicles, buildings and schools

  • Fuel station in Accra explodes killing about 150 people and injuring others, many who had sought shelter from the storm and flooded roadways

  • Inter-Agency Working Group for Emergencies (IAWGE) undertakes assessment of areas affected by flooding and fuel station incident.

  • The President of Ghana visits areas affected by floods and fuel station explosion and declares a 3-Day of National Mourning, announcing providing some 50 million Ghana cedi to help victims and to clear drains and waterways to avoid future flooding

  • A situational assessment by NADMO is also still ongoing, including registration of affected persons