RAIN STORM WRECKS HAVOC IN IMO STATE
Authorities of the Nigerian prisons Service Owerri, Imo state are now counting their losses after a rain storm wrecked havoc on some buildings located in its premises.
The rain which started after workers had closed for the day, blew off the roof of the administrative block of the Service thereby destroying some official documents.
Other buildings affected by the storm, were the main prison yard and a mechanical workshop.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. James Madugba said the prison authority were doing everything possible to cope with the emergency.
Public and private property in other parts of the State were not spared by the torrential rain as many school buildings had their roofs completely destroyed.
Motorists are now having difficult times plying some roads leading to Owerri and its adjoining routes as a result of flooding which is being worsened by ongoing road construction in the State capital.
Some of them who spoke with Radio Nigeria appealed to the State Government to take urgent steps towards checking indiscriminate dumping of refuse which had blocked water channels in the area.
Power installations especially within Owerri were pulled down by the wind thereby leaving the affected areas without electricity