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


first_imgNew Astroturf FacilitiesCllr Cora Harvey and Pearse Doherty TD would like to congratulateDrumkeen Utd on the recent approval of their planning permissionapplication to develop Astro turf facilities for the club. The Astroturf facilities will be a welcome addition to the area and we lookforward to the development of these facilities, which we hope cancommence in the near future.Parish & Hall CommitteeThe parish and hall committee wish to invite tenders for the following project:The removal of existing perimeter wall/pillars to the front of St.Patrick’s church and replace with new wall/pillars. The closing datefor the returning of tenders is Mon 24th Sept @ 5pm. Contact JohnHaughey 086/2107334 or Charlie Quinn 087/7728608 for furtherinstructions.Pilgrimage to KnockThe Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 23rdSeptember, Everyone welcome. Please contact Ann Kelly on 087/9644865or Catherine Craig on 087/9175383 Irish Language ClassesDue to the many enquiries to the Drumkeen Notes and also to the hugesuccess of the class last year, we have decided to look for names foran Irish language class. Those interested should have a basicunderstanding of the language. If interested, text your name to Aidanon 086/4083625 or phone for further information. The class wouldproceed subject to funding from the VEC.Attention Past Marching Band Members.Any past committee or band members who may have any band equipmenti.e. accordions, drums etc. that you no longer use, maybe they are inyour attic or shed.If so the Letterkenny reunion band are in need of equipment.If you can help please contact Liz: 0868432488 or Teresa: 0868536535email: robydoherty2@hotmail.comSt. Mary’s GAABingo in Hall @9 on Tuesday Lotto results LS,MN,WW,WX 5 matched 3 SeanMc Goran, Patrick Bonar Drumkeen Mark Tinney, Kevin Harkin, Movita McClean Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €1750Drumkeen Youth ClubMembership forms for 2012/2013 available on our facebook page and inthe local shop. The age limit for new members is for those bornbetween 31/08/1996 and 01/09/2000. Throughout the year we will beattending various places for e.g. cinema, bowling, shopping etc. Tellyour friends. Volunteers needed for the sponsored 15K walk on 06thOct. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 06th Sept 11, 15, 19, 21.No jackpot winner 2 Match 3Numbers €50 eachJimmy Sharkey Annagry James Friel GweedoreNext weeks jackpot €3,425 Tickets from any committee member €2. Goraibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: September 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTESlast_img read more