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Heavy storm ravages Voinjama, several made homeless

Tokpa Tarnue/Benjamin S. Taingay

( 9, 2014)-Heavy storm has again hit Voinjama, the provincial Capital of Lofa County in northern Liberia.

The storm reportedly left several private and public buildings, including the Free Pentecostal Church’s Clinic, destroyed. The Medical Coordinator at the Clinic, Joseph Guwor, said the incident that occurred Friday, March 6, 2015, began at about 6PM and lasted for almost two hours.

Pastor Guwor noted that the storm made over 200 persons homeless and damaged medical drugs valued at over thousands of United States Dollars.

The Coordinator of the Free Pentecostal Church’s Clinic spoke to in Voinjama over the weekend. Meanwhile, our Lofa County Correspondent said: “The Liberia National Red Cross-Lofa Chapter has begun registering affected homes across the city. Over 200 affected families are now seeking shelter with friends and family members.”

On December 3, 2014, heavy storm destroyed over 300 houses, including private and public buildings in Voinjama and surrounding towns and villages.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Non-governmental Organizations in the county are attributing the constant storm in Voinjama to lack of trees to serve as wind breakers in the city.


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