Works Layout in Amakohia area of Owerri, Imo State was thrown into chaos as flood submerged over 30 buildings after a down pour on Friday evening. The rain started at about 6 p.m. and lasted till about 8.30 p.m. Thereafter, clothes, cooking pots, plates, bags, books, and tricycles were seen floating on the flood.
The flooding collapsed the fence of some buildings leading to water flowing into houses and destroying most houses.
Areas badly affected within the Works Layout area are Mgbeahuru Street, Road C, and Road B in Amakohia Housing Estate Owerri where almost all the upstairs buildings had the ground floors covered with water.
Other areas also affected by flood were Umunguma area, Akwakuma, Orji, Ikenegbu and some part of Ekeukwu Owerri Main Market on Douglas Road Owerri.