This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Twic East County Commissioner Dau Akoi Jurkuch told the press that the heavydownpour has also destroyed parts of dykes along the River Nile.
The Commissioner said that over 1,000 homes, seven primary schools and four primary health care units within three payams of the county have been destroyed. He named Kongor, Nyuak and Lith payams as the most affected.
Commissioner Jurkuch said locals had been mobilised to fix broken sections of the dykes, adding that continued flooding will lead to massive displacements.
He said that affected families have moved to higher grounds for temporary settlements and to avoid casualties. “Some of them moved to the headquarters of the Payam and headquarters of Bomas”, he said.
Commissioner Jurkuch has appealed to humanitarian agencies to deliver non-food and food items to the affected communities.
Connection between Twic East and the state headquarters has been cut off, as the main road linking the two remains flooded.
As a result of the rains, trade has also dwindled as business men tackle the challenge of transporting their goods through the narrow rivers.