Flood Leaves one Dead in G. Cape Mount

first_imgSevere flooding has reportedly taken place in Grand Cape Mount County, killing at least one person, destroying properties and leaving several residents homeless.A 16-year old boy of Nagbena Town reportedly drowned while attempting to flee from the rising tide that was surrounding the town.The flooding over the last 4 days has also left farms and crops destroyed, increasing the hardship of the residents, most of whom are unemployed.Many who survive on farming, hunting and fishing are now left vulnerable, the report said.According to a release from the WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia, the flood started last Thursday, September 17 following hours of heavy downpour.WASH reporters, who visited the county over the weekend, said they witnessed flooding in most of the communities including Tewor District up to Sunday, September 20.The flooded communities include Bo Waterside, Nagbena, Kobolia, Amina, Jaliebah, Bandor, Bombohun, Jenneh Liberia, Gambia and Gondama.The flooding is largely a result of the overflowing of the Mano River, due to the heavy rains.The area worst affected is the Baptist Compound in Bo- Waterside. The Compound established in 2011 has a hospital, senior high school, and residential quarters for nurses and teachers.All of the facilities in the compound were seriously flooded, damaging thousands of United States dollars worth of properties, including newly arrived medical equipment and drugs, educational materials and computers, among other supplies brought into the country.Authorities of the Baptist Compound described the flood as devastating and beyond imagination.Residents in the affected areas informed WASH reporters that the flooding was the first of its kind to take place in their communities. Some of them said, however, that such major flooding usually occurs every five to ten years.The residents have meanwhile called on the government, local and international organizations to assist the flood victims with relief items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Everett goes home for rehabilitation

first_imgFrom news services Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett returned to his native Texas on Friday to be closer to his family for the next phase of his recovery from a life-threatening spinal cord injury. Accompanied by his mother, Everett was transferred from Buffalo to Houston’s Memorial Hermann-The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, which provides medical rehabilitation for patients of catastrophic trauma such as brain or spinal cord injuries. Doctors initially feared Everett would never walk again but have since significantly upgraded their prognosis. Now they’re confident he could be walking within weeks. Coach Mike McCarthy expects receivers Greg Jennings and James Jones, two of 17 players listed on the Packers’ injury report this week, to play Sunday against San Diego. Jennings and Jones have sore hamstrings and were limited in practice. The team listed both players as probable on the injury report. “When that ball is kicked off Sunday, I’m not going to be thinking about hamstring injuries,” McCarthy said after practice. Vikings mum on QB Minnesota coach Brad Childress knows who is going to play quarterback on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. All three quarterbacks on the roster know who is going to play against the Chiefs. But Childress is withholding that information from the rest of the team, and the public, for now. The coach said that he doesn’t want to take away the competitive advantage he feels he has by keeping the decision a secret. “I don’t see the upside of putting it out there,” Childress said after practice. Starter Tarvaris Jackson has an injured groin and did not practice all week. He’s listed as doubtful for Sunday. Incumbent backup Brooks Bollinger came on in relief against Detroit last week, but fumbled a snap at midfield, allowing the Lions to drive the game-winning field goal. That means that 11th-year veteran Kelly Holcomb could be the front runner. He was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia in the final week of the preseason, but said he feels comfortable with his knowledge of the offense. Around the league Colts: Linebacker Rob Morris may miss his second straight game because of a strained abdominal muscle. Colts coach Tony Dungy said Morris was not expected to play Sunday at Houston, but a final decision on his availability will be made that morning. Dolphins: Middle linebacker Zach Thomas will miss Sunday’s game against the Jets after tests revealed he has a mild concussion. Thomas might be available to play next week, Coach Cam Cameron said. Eagles: Tight end L.J. Smith had surgery for an injured groin and won’t play when the Lions visit Sunday. All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins missed practice again with a neck stinger and will be a game-time decision, while Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard likely will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. The good news for Philadelphia is running back Brian Westbrook (knee) practiced for the first time this week and is expected to start, though he’s officially listed as questionable. Giants: Receiver Plaxico Burress, whose four touchdown catches are tied for tops in the NFL, was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Washington after practicing on a limited basis. He had missed the previous two practices with an ankle injury. Jaguars: Defensive tackle John Henderson (concussion) missed his third consecutive practice and was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Denver. If Henderson does not play, backup Rob Meier likely will start alongside Marcus Stroud. Jets: Quarterback Chad Pennington, still recovering from a sprained right ankle that sidelined him last weekend, was listed as questionable for Sunday. Pennington was injured in the season opener against New England and didn’t play last week at Baltimore as Kellen Clemens got his first NFL start. Pennington, still expected to start Sunday, appeared to be moving well in practice this week, barely showing any signs of the limp that was so noticeable last week. Ravens: Quarterback Steve McNair will start Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (turf toe) will be out for the second consecutive week. McNair missed last week’s win over the New York Jets with a groin pull.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Friday, Everett left Buffalo, where he’d been in a hospital since he got hurt making a tackle in the season-opener against Denver on Sept. 9. He left in a private plane, then was taken by ambulance to TIRR’s 116-bed facility. Everett, who grew up in nearby Port Arthur, makes his offseason home in Houston. His mother, Patricia Dugas, sported a Bills football jersey with Everett’s number and name on it while riding in a town car behind the ambulance. Dugas appeared to be in good spirits as she sat in the hospital’s cafeteria later Friday but declined to talk with reporters. Packers wideouts mending Unbeaten Green Bay is hoping its receiving corps will be at full strength against San Diego. last_img read more