Saturday Storm Devastates Monrovia, Several Made Homeless

Several homes in and around Monrovia and its environs were devastated by the down pour of heavy rains which concomitantly came with thunderous storms with many of its victims spending sleepless nights at their devastated homes.

As a result of this thunderous storm, many houses were seen without roofs; while trees were forcibly pull out of the ground damaging several nearby houses, while others who had their vehicles parked in their yards were also the victims of the Saturday night storm.

A team of GNN-Liberia who toured the city of Monrovia and its environs early today said they saw dozens of residents outdoor re-roofing their respective houses that were hard hit as a result of the storm.

One of the affected families, a single parent whose house was completely damaged by the storm in the slum community of Doe Community on the Bushrod Island could not withhold her tears, calling on the Liberian Government and the humanitarian community in the country to come to her rescue.

The damages done by the storm was not only restricted to private homes, but also damaged some light poles making some community to spend their nights in darkness, while some advertising sign boards planted by businesses for commercial purposes were also knocked down by the storm.

Even though there were no death reported, but a team of GNN-Liberia reporters who toured the city and its environs early this morning said the situation was grave, and noted that the Liberian Government’s agency responsible for disaster should move in quickly to safe the affected residents.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.