Tomorrow Saturday, 14th August 2021 marks exactly 5 years since August 2017 when the apocalyptic mudslide and flash flood disaster struck on Mount Sugar Loaf at Mortormeh, Regent village in the Western Area Rural District (WARD) and in some other remote communitAugust 14 Flash Flood Disaster, 5-yrs On…ies across Sierra Leone.
The disaster took its toll on hundreds of innocent people, including vulnerable women and children and rendering thousands of people homeless.
The areas that were seriously affected by the flash flood in Freetown were the Kaningo and Pentagon communities in the west of the capital and Culvert and Race Course in east end Freetown amongst other communities.
The magnitude of the natural disaster left Sierra Leoneans and the entire world completely dumbfounded as it was by far greater than the mudslide that occurred on the same Mount Sugar Loaf in the early 1900s, according to BBC’s UmaruFofana.
Many believe the number of people who perished in the unprecedented catastrophe that occurred within a single moment by far surpassed the destruction of lives during the eleven-year-long civil conflict or the two-year outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) given the length of period and the magnitude of destruction.
Sierra Leone continues praying for countrymen and women who perished in the mudslide and flash flood disaster and further pray that tomorrow August 14 will be safe for all.