The Council Chairman, MrArinzeAwogu made this known while inaugurating the distribution of relief materials at the council headquarters, Atani.
Mr. Awogu said the closure of the schools was in line with the directive of Governor Willie Obiano who said schools in the affected areas should close down to avert loss of life.
He said Ogbaru had taken delivery of buckets, mattresses, mats, mosquito nets and blankets from the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, but noted that it was still a far cry from what was required.
According to MrAwogu, about one thousand persons are presently at the three IDP camps located at the Council Secretariat, Community Primary School Odoekpe and St James Anglican Church, Iyiowa.
The Chairman, who had also been sacked from his house, said no life had been lost to the flood in Ogbaru at the time of this report, stressing that destruction of property, farmsand farm produce was massive.
He urged affected communities to move to the camps and condemned their reluctance to leave their ancestral homes.
He listed the communities as Odoekpe, Atani, Akiri, Ochuche, Mputu, Osamala, Oguikpele, Obaogume and ummunankwo.