More than 932 people have been rendered homeless and several properties destroyed in a rainstorm that hit the Dormaa municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region last Friday.
The victims are currently putting up in temporary structures while others are living with relatives.
In all, 11 people sustained injuries, while 109 structures were also destroyed at Abenwoha Junction, Yaw Bafuorkrom and SSkrom in the Dormaa municipality.
Abenwoha Junction, a suburb of Dormaa Ahenkro, was the hardest hit as several properties were damaged in the area.
The heavy rainstorm ripped off roofs and collapsed several houses, including chapels and school blocks.
The strong winds also uprooted trees and brought down kiosks, metal containers and other wooden structures sited along the roads. Telephone and electrical cables also fell off their poles, plunging most homes and institutions into darkness.
When the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, and the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central, visited the area last Monday, some of the victims were busily re-roofing and rebuilding their various homes and structures.
Some of the structures, especially school blocks in the Berekum municipality, were also affected by the rainstorm.
Mr Asomah-Cheremeh assured the victims that the government would assist them to rehabilitate their structures, including the affected schools.
He entreated the people in the municipality and Ghanaians at large to plant trees around their buildings to serve as windbreaks to avoid such calamities in future.
A resident of Abenwoha Junction, Madam Diana Kissiwa, who had the roof of her four-bedroom house completely ripped off, told the Graphic that her daughter’s right hand got fractured; and estimated the damage to her house at GH¢15,000.
A cold store operator at SSkrom, Madam Dora Boakye, who had her container and its contents blown away, also appealed to the government, individuals and organisations to come to their aid.