The Residents of the ancient town of Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State are presently counting their losses as a result of the havoc done by heavy rainstorms in the town on Monday night that left the roofs of over 200 houses blown off and several properties destroyed.
Some of the residents who spoke with Channels Television’s Correspondent narrated that the slight showers, accompanied by strong storms that wreaked the havoc started at about 7:30 in the evening and lasted for about an hour.
Electricity supply to the town has been disrupted as about 25 electric poles were destroyed by the heavy rainstorms.
Buildings affected by the storms include several residential houses, schools, hospitals, restaurants and shops.
Speaking to Newsmen after assessing the extent of damage done by the rainstorms, a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Owo Constituency 1, Ayo Arowele expressed his sympathy to the victims of the storm and promised them that the state government will assist them in re- constructing their houses.