Rivers and streams in Dodowa overflow after heavy rainfall.
Due to the rainfall pattern this year, areas with rivers and streams in the Shai Osu-Doku district sometimes get flooded. The heavy downpour has once again caused a flood in waterlogged areas. Rivers and streams have overflowed their banks causing excess water to flow into homes where its passage is blocked.
Last year, the rainfall pattern was a bit different from this year. The rainfall was not very heavy as this year. Also, it didn’t start earlier like this year. A recent survey shows that there might be a very dangerous flood in areas where waterways are blocked. This awareness has been made known to flood-prone areas.
Treating flood as something that happens due to human behaviour should be considered. Flood should not be booked as a natural disaster as this might make people reluctant in solving related issues. Preventing flood by prohibiting building on waterways and dumping of refuse in water should be considered.