Lofa County Flag
Heavy Strom Renders At Least 100 Persons Homeless In Voinjama
By Korboi K. Gbelewala, Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, December 9 (LINA)-More than 100 persons have been made homeless as a result of a devastating storm that hit Voinjama city recently.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the storm which occurred on the night of Thursday, December 4, destroying the roofs of 12 houses in three communities in Voinjama city, including those of the Free Pentecostal Church Clinic, the PMU Head office in Voinjama and other buildings in Kissi Quarter, leaving more than 100 persons homeless and several properties damaged.
According to LINA, this is the second time this year that a storm has destroyed homes and public buildings in Voinjama city.
It can be recalled that on May 20, 2014, a similar devastating storm destroyed over 300 homes and rendered over 3,000 people homeless in Voinjama city and its environs.
Meanwhile, the Senior Inspector of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lofa inspectorate, Stephen M. Gibson, has attributed the constant storms in Voinjama city and its environs to the persistent cutting down of trees in various communities.
He said when trees are cut down in communities; they leave houses vulnerable to storms. According to LINA, Mr. Gibson has meanwhile stressed the need for the planting of more trees in various communities in Voinjama city and its environs as well as surrounding towns and villages to serve as windbreakers in curtailing devastating storms.