It is a thing of joy when the rains arrive to wet the earth in preparation for the farming season. For the people of Eket in Akwa Ibom State, the arrival of the rains has brought a lot of tears and sorrow. It has been raining non stop for the past 48 hours and the heavens are still pouring as I write this post.
Poor planning and poor drainage has caused the homes of majority of the residents to be run over by the floods. Millions of Naira worth of property have been damaged. More heart breaking pictures after the cut.
"How do I recover from this?" The expectant father in the picture below asks as he thinks out loud...
Desperate attempts to salvage personal belongings from the flood
Despair as properties and belongings are destroyed
Endless Tears Abound
Flood Filled Roads
Photo Credit: Rapid Fotos