Several families displaced as floods wreak havoc in Bondo

Residents of Usenge and Got-Agulu sub-locations in Bondo sub-county are counting losses following heavy rains that pounded the area causing massive flooding .

The persistent week-long rains have destroyed several  homes and crops as well as  displaced dozens of people.

Several villages have been cut off from basic supplies and roads rendered impassable.

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A number of boats were also damaged by the waters.

The residents, most of who live in Urima, Usoga and Uhundha villages, are now appealing for aid from the government and humanitarian organisations as they fear that if the rains continue to pound the area, they will have no harvest.

According to the residents, most of their farms were swept away by floods, especially their maize crop, leading to fears of food shortage in coming months.

Those living in low-lying areas expressed fear over the danger posed by raging floods, which have now become frequent in the area and are calling for assistance.

Area Assistant Chief Paul Olang’ said they are doing everything  possible to ensure that the affected people are assisted accordingly.

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Usoga and Usalo villages were cut off from electricity after power lines were damaged by the  rainfall  accompanied by heavy wind.

Vehicles and motorbikes were left stranded on Friday, after roads in the neighbouring Yimbo East ward were flooded following heavy rains.

The floods around Uhamba village halted the movement of people and vehicles to and from Nyamonye market.

Speaking to The Standard, Robert Asoyo, a resident of Got-Agulu sub-location urged the national government to come up with a permanent solution to the problems experienced during rainy seasons by constructing the Goye causeway.

“The concerned authorities should act very fast to ensure that we are not affected beyond this,” said Fredrick Otieno.

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