One thousand, three hundred and fifty-five (1,355) persons have been displaced by the recent flooding in the Tamale Metropolis, according to the National Disaster Management Organization, (NADMO).
Out of the number, two hundred and three (203) are male adults while female adults are three hundred and eighty-two (382). Seven hundred and seventy (770) children have also been affected.
Several homes within Gumbihini, Kalariga, Asawaaba and other parts of Tamale were submerged in flood water after a heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon.
The Tamale Metropolitan director of NADMO, Abdul Rahaman Abdul Razak who disclosed this to Diamond news said five hundred and twenty-two households were affected.
He also revealed that the NADMO rescue team only managed to rescue two persons who were being carried away with their motorbikes at Gumbihini, but unfortunately could not salvage the two motors.
Abdul Rahaman Abdul Razak blamed the perennial flooding within the Metropolis on the construction of small drainage making it difficult for the rain water to find their way.
He also attributed the flooding to the bad habit of residents who dump refuse into drainages and others that build on waterways.
The Tamale Metro director of NADMO, Abdul Rahaman Abdul Razak, however indicated that his outfit was stepping up with their public education to ensure residents adhere to precautionary measures.
He indicated that he will soon submit his accessment report to the Northern regional director of NADMO for onward submission to the national office to solicit relief items for the affected persons.
The Tamale Metro NADMO director also appealed to Non-governmental Organizations and the public to help in the public education and also assist the NADMO office in reaching out to the victims.