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Report on October 26, 2011 floods (3rd update-31/10/11)

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On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 a heavy downpour (approximately 100 millimeter of rain), which lasted for over four hours, inundated most parts of the Greater Accra Region and some areas in the Volta and Eastern Regions.

His Excellency President John Atta Mills visited and expressed sympathy for the victims at Circle, Achimota New Town, Alajo, and Domi. Also the Deputy Minister for the Interior led a special entourage including the National Coordinator of NADMO, Mr Kofi Portuphy, to Mallam Junction/Market and Adabraka Sahara. At Adabraka Sahara the entourage sympathized with the bereaved family of an electrocuted person.

Rapid assessment is on-going to ascertain total victims/damage. So far fourteen (14) deaths has been recorded as at Monday, 31st October, 201 Emergency Phase NADMO and 48 Engineers conducted a joint search and rescue (SAR) operation during the immediate response phase at the following locations.