BY GANIYU AGBELUSI
What many thought would be a rain of blessing in Idanre, a hilly town in Ondo state eventually turned out to be of woes, as rainstorm blew off many houses in the community.
The damage was more noticeable in Alade Idanre where many roofs were blown off and poles taken away from their original places.
Streets such as Idimilokun, Oke-Ibukun and Police Station road had roofs littering and blocking them, thus keeping the carpenters busy when Positive fm visited the areas.
The General Hospital, Idanre was not left out as it had its car park blown off and reduced to rubbles while its neighbor, the house of a retired Justice of Supreme Court had its gate pulled down and many of the tree crops planted in his garden got uprooted by the windstorm.
Between Odode and Alade Idanre, electric cables around Gbekemu valley were conspicuously seen on the road as many of the poles, made with steel had either fallen or bent.
One of the victims, Mrs Janet Jonuash, who has a computer Centre at the former Post Office building, one of the affected areas at Alade Idanre, lamented her loss of over three million naira equipment damaged and stationeries spoilt by the storm after the roof of her shop had been blown off.
Another victim, Mr Adewale Afolabi at Palace Road, Atosin Idanre while recounting the havoc wreaked by the rainstorm to his family house said a sum of two hundred thousand naira would be needed to repair roof blown off by the storm.
The Duo therefore sought government’s assistance in carrying out necessary repairs on the affected property.
Also soliciting help for the victims, The Ojomu of Alade Idanre, High Chief Akinrinlola noted that governments assistance was crucial at this time to ease the pain caused by the storm.
Meanwhile, the member representing Idanre in the Ondo state house of assembly, Hon. Festus Akingbaso has sympathised with victims of the rainstorm and promised to engage government on how to bring succour to them even as he pledge personal assistance towards putting smiles on their faces.