LRR Governor: 900 people dislodged by rainstorm in Kiang and Jarra

LRR Governor: 900 people dislodged by rainstorm in Kiang and Jarra

At least 850 people from 94 households are left without homes after heavy rains flooded their homes and windstorms blew off roofing.

The floods in Kiang Jasobo and Jarra Bereng partially fell some homes but had many mud houses completely collapsed.

“The people are in dire need of help, especially for shelter and food,” said emergency relief officer, Lamin Saidykhan.

The UK-Jarra Association donated $2,500 to the victims in Bureng, where at least 40 homes were destroyed, local media reported.

LRR Governor, Fanta Bojang Samateh has commissioned as a team to assess the situation and provide recommendations to address the humanitarian crisis in her region.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in terms of health threats and food security issues in the subsequent assessment as the situation unfold,” she said.

The governor has asked the district administrators to open control rooms in the affected districts round-the-clock to monitor and to take immediate steps to assist the people.

Disaster officials said power was cut off in affected settlements and trees fell on some of the roads linking villages to commercial towns.

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