Overflow from Akosombo Dam affects thousands in Ghana’s Volta Region

suomi npp viirs over ghana on october 13 2023

On October 13, 2023, an overflow from the Akosombo Dam in the River Volta led to flooding in south-eastern Ghana, particularly in the Volta Region. The event resulted in seven injuries and the displacement of over 4 000 people. Essential services like water and electricity were also disrupted.

According to media sources, seven individuals sustained injuries, while 4 000 people were displaced from their homes. The flooding was particularly acute in the Volta Region of south-eastern Ghana.

Essential services have been significantly impacted, with disruptions reported in both water supply and electricity. These disruptions pose immediate challenges for displaced residents and emergency services, further complicating relief efforts.

The situation is expected to deteriorate, as meteorological data indicates more rainfall over the next 24 hours in southern Ghana.

suomi npp viirs over akosombo dam ghana on october 13 2023
Image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS, The Watchers. Acquired on October 13, 2023


1 Ghana Floods – DG ECHO – October 16, 2023

Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS, The Watchers. Acquired on October 13, 2023


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