Torrential Rain Causes Havoc In Calabar (PICTURES)

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By Archibong Jeremiah

The Thursday 6th September 2018 rain which began at about 4am on the day and lasted for over 6 hours has caused havoc in the Cross River State capital, Calabar.

For residents along Parliamentary road, the rain was one never wished for and Mr. Okafor Ekene Benson of OK Beneto Supermarket described it as “a disaster.”

According to him, “The rain has messed up many things in my shop, I was outside thinking I’m protecting the water from entering not knowing it was entering more than I expected.”

OK Beneto supermarket after the rain.

At Prisca Braidal, OK Beneto’s neighbor, our reporter learnt several wedding gowns other wares were messed up by the rain which level rose to half the height of the shop.

For the residents adjacent Akai Guest House by Akai lane, it was a tale of stench as their suck-away was broken amidst the flood which overtook the compound.

Part of the filed with water.
Water up to window level inside the compound by Akai lane.

It wasn’t a different story for another compound directly opposite Ibok street, Parliamentary with the flood sweeping the whole compound.

Front view of the compound.

 

Part of the fense pulled down to allow water flow out of the compund.

Wilmar Hotel too faced same fate as it’s compund was overtaken by the flood.

Wilmar Hotel

Also Mr. Olamide who resides at Akai lane had his car soaked by the flood.

Mr. Olamide’s car that has refused to start.

Our reporter discovered that the flood was caused by blocked drainages.

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