On the 28th of August 2022, Freetown was brought back to its memories of the previous flooding, after heavy torrential rainfall hit the capital without the meteorological department issuing a warning to hasten evacuations from danger zones.
The rain started from midnight to the evening hours causing a lot of problems in the process. In its preliminary update, the office of National Security confirmed that four people died and one hospitalized after a landslide covered two houses at Looking Town, a community in the east end of Freetown. Other communities and major roads were flooded and properties destroyed.
Government after government has tried to find a solution to the flooding problem, but the more they try to find the said solution the more they are exposed.
The country is still in the rainy season not ruling out the possibility of something worse. Even if nothing happens again, next year and other years are hanging.
Meanwhile, the government has sent out toll-free lines for communities to call should they experience flooding or any incident caused by the flooding.
By: Sulaiman Stom Koroma.