Reuters international journalist Cooper Inveen has unfortunately experienced Accra’s annual flood disaster as he lodges in his hotel room.
The Reuter’s correspondent for Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone, posted his flooded apartment on social media with the caption “waking up in Accra today, how’s your morning going?”
In the video shared, the journalist’s bedroom and compound have been filled with the flood.
The tweets have since gone viral with over 55,000 views, almost 2000 retweets and hundreds of comments from tweeps.
According to him, his apartment is located “just off Ring Road central, near the ‘Circle’ interchange”. The area happens to be one of the most affected areas in Accra that have turned into a lake after the downpour.
Waking up in Accra today… how’s your morning going? pic.twitter.com/KAmjKnkEXf
— Cooper Inveen (@cinveen) May 24, 2022
So far, a joint team of military and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has gone on a rescue mission after the torrential rains.
The Public Relations Officer for the National Disaster Management Organisation, George Ayisi, in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, said NADMO officers, together with others from the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces have been deployed to some areas to manage the situation.