Sierra Leone is now facing major flooding due to torrential downpours. Reuters reported that at least four people have died due to the flooding along with many injuries.
The government has now officially ordered people to stay home due to the danger caused by the floods. However, they have advised that those in “vulnerable areas,” especially those close to the coast, should move to safer places and higher ground.
The Sierra Leone government has also warned that the forecast for the next six days is heavy rains, the BBC reported.
President Ernest Bai Koroma held a security meeting in order to discuss the way in which the government should respond.
The Voice of America (VOA) reporter, Kelvin Lewis, reported from Freetown that he had never seen such disaster caused by torrential rains in his lifetime. “. It’s so bad that cars and houses have been swept away,” he told VOA.
Reuters wrote that the government is turning the national soccer stadium in Freetown into a shelter to house the those who have had their homes destroyed by the floods.