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AMA lists 14 flood prone areas and safe zones for residents

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has announced safe havens in Accra for residents in distress during floods in the national capital.

The Assembly in a publication identified fourteen (14) low lying areas within its precincts which it says are prone to flooding, and matched them with open areas as safe havens for residents.

It said the safe havens could serve as temporary shelter for victims of flood.

Below is a list of flood prone areas and safe havens where the public in the identified communities are expected to seek shelter in case of any eventuality with respect to flooding or any other disaster that may accompany it.

Although the rainy season started at the end of April, it appears to have reached it peak this month as the city has experienced a few downpours that have left many areas flooded.

Last Monday, many residents in Accra were trapped in their homes as rushing rainwater filled their rooms.

Motorists were forced to make a detour or park their vehicles and move to safety as a few cars had been toppled by flood waters.

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