Storm Leaves Several Homeless in Margibi County

by: Abraham Kollie-
(KAKATA MARGIBI COUNTY) -Storm leaves several residents  homeless  in district #4, Margibi County, after a heavy down pull of rain on Saturday morning at about 12:00AM.
District #4 in Margibi County, is one of the biggest districts in the county with many towns and villages  controlled by the chairman of the Margibi Legislative Caucus, Representative Ben A. Fofona.
Several towns and villages affected by the natural disaster includes; Compound with over ten houses, Kollie Kaine Town, with about six houses and Lakaryta Township among others.
Speaking to our reporter, citizens in the area expressed frustration in the midst of the current economic and health crisis in the country.
A resident identified as David Flomo in Kollie Kaine Town, explained that it was about 12 midnight when a heavy storm removed the roofs of many homes in the area.
” It was around 12:00 in the night when the heavy storm started to blow and began removing our zinc. We could do nothing about it at the particular moment,” he says.
A 65 year-old  widow, who husband died in a car accident, identified as Marie Kerkula, told our reporter that she and her five children, three males and two females have been finding things difficult to survive  since her husband died in 2015.
She narrated, that her husband built three rooms stick house and the rain storm has damaged the house.
“Since my husband died no one here helping me, the children and I survive by contract. The heavy storm was passing last night and took my old zinc from my house my husband built before he could die,” the widow told our reporter.
Meanwhile, the town chief of Kollie Kaine Town, Moses Tokpah explaines to our report, that the storm came as a surprise and no one could do anything about the situation.
The victims are calling on the National Disaster Management team, the Liberia Red Cross, the Margibi Legislative Caucasus, local and international NGOs for prompt intervention aimed at addressing the situation.