[ 2012-05-22 ]
Torrential winds wreak havoc in parts of Ghana over the weekend.
Killer winds coming end of May - GMA
The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has served
notice that coastal areas in the country are
likely to experience another strong wind similar
to what was experienced last Saturday.
A Senior Meteorologist, Mula Tsatsu Siame, told
The Globe newspaper the unusual storm will be
visiting Ghana by the end of this month.
Torrential winds blew along the coastal areas of
the country last Saturday afternoon wreaking havoc
in some parts of the country. Most parts of Accra
and Cape Coast in particular were without power
for hours over the weekend, but the Electricity
Company of Ghana worked around the clock to
restore power supply on Sunday and early Monday.
Giant billboards collapsed. Roofs were ripped
apart. Electricity cables were brought down and
were lying bare on major roads putting both
motorists and pedestrians at risk. There have been
reports of some deaths in some parts of the
The strong winds, according to the Ghana
Meteorological Agency, originated from South Sudan
through to Central Africa Republic, Nigeria,
Benin, Togo and then swept across the coastal
areas of Ghana.
The GMA said the winds were travelling at 50
“From now to the end of this month any rain that
comes has the probability of being accompanied by
strong wings,” Mr. Siame told The Globe. He said
the month of June will bring a cooler atmosphere
with more clouds.
The GMA has also warned the general public to
check their roofing and buildings to ensure they
are strong enough to stand the rains and its
accompanying strong winds.
The public have also been advised to keep constant
eye on trees within their compounds to ensure that
their roots are firm enough to stand the storm.
Source - The Globe newspaper
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