Cameroon – Yaounde: Flooding becoming frequent in certain neighborhoods of the capital

Written by Deckson N.

The waters flooded several homes this week at the Elig-Edzoa neighborhood.

The situation is rather embarrassing for people especially during this class period. The daily Le Jour numberĀ 2268 of 13 September reports that many homes in the Elig-Edzoa neighborhood experienced heavy flooding. “At a place called Shell Elig-Edzoa eg, sadness and desolation were visible in the morning with several residents,” the newspaper said in its columns.

The inhabitants who were preparing their children for school and work for parents were all stuck in a rain that seemed temporary. It was 7:30 AM after the start of the rain that proved to be a downpour, that many residents took refuge at the neighborhood gas station and snack bars in the area. The bad weather lasted nearly 3 hours time.

The heavy rain that struck on September 13 in the capital has been merciless to Ngono Isidore and his family. The home of this trader located next to a creek running in front of the police station of Elig-Edzoa was not accessible yesterday at 11 am because of the waters that mounted almost at the level of the windows. The three children did not go to school. They helped their dad on the sidewalk to arrange much of their effects. Among the effects, there were mattresses, electronics, gas bottles, “reports the daily.

In this area, no less than 100 houses were submerged in the floods. And the situation lasts from the beginning of the rainy season.

We don’t sleep peacefully because it is raining heavily in recent times,” said a sexagenarian.

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