By Ajayi Taiwo
The residents of the Iworoko Ekiti community in Ekiti State experienced a heavy flood on Saturday, September 8, 2023. The flood, which was caused by a downpour, covered bridges that connected two streets together, making it difficult for people to move around.
This is not the first time that Iworoko Ekiti has experienced a flood. In 2019, a flood caused damage to property, including homes and businesses, and forced some residents to evacuate their homes.
One resident, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ogundele, said that she had never seen such a heavy flood in her life. “I was saved by people when I was trying to cross the local bridge,” she said.
Another resident, Mr. Adebayo Adeola, said that he was trapped in his home for several hours before he was able to go for his evening duty.
“I was stranded at home, with no route to pass to my work place”
The flood has caused a major disruption to the lives of the residents of the Iworoko Ekiti community.
According to a report gathered by newsmen, “The government and relief agencies are working to help the victim, but it is likely to be some time before the community fully recovers from the disaster.