Heavy rain storms Calabar, destroy houses, power installations, others


Heavy rain in Calabar has destroyed property, houses, along with power installations in some parts of the state.

It was gathered that the rain which started by 9:45 pm, pulled off some roofs of buildings, trees and high tension wires in Atimbo and Iyanghasang areas of Calabar Municipality Area Council.

The rain which started with heavy wind in Atimbo, pulled of two fuel metres belonging to a major distributor (name withheld), from their positions.

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As at the time of this report, people were seen clearing the wreckages caused by the storm while some were seen instructing their carpenters on how to effect repairs on their roofs that were blown away.

This was not the first rainfall in Calabar in 2020, however,  it was the first that came with massive winds destroying properties in the city.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) had earlier in the year predicted 210 to 280 days of rainfall in Southern Nigeria.

The agency added that a normal to above normal rainfall should be expected generally in the country.


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