The only place one will see a street built on water is in a sci-fi movie where everything that you find impossible is made possible. In recent times, those things we find only in movies or on the pages of novels and comics are coming to reality only that we never envisaged their possibility.
The above picture is one part of the popular PTI road where the Petroleum Training Institute is located in Warri, Delta state. One would have thought that the cause of this flood might be tsunami from the sea but an hour rainfall yesterday evening. The whole stretch of this road has the drainage system either blocked or leads to nowhere.
It would be really surprising that this particular section of the road is the junction that leads to the house of Elder Godfrey Orubebe, the former Minister of Niger Delta in the last government. The Delta State Government should think of how to combat this kind of flood and save both lives and properties in their Smart Agenda Movement.
The rain that was less than one hour has left a trail of woes and sorrows in its track. Some of the residents who pleaded anonymity claimed that they are begging the government to come to their rescue as they fear for their lives. One of them even said the volume of water almost drown a two year old kid who slipped into the water.
A good drainage system is what that road needs and there should be proper maintenance of the systems. The residents need orientation on how to avoid such re-occurrences by desisting from throwing all types of things into the drainage system to avoid blockages. The prayer now is that there should not be another rain for the next days or rainfall that will exceed more than an hour or else, this section of the street will submerge under water.