BY: Shallon S. Gonlor

NIMBA COUNTY – Two teenagers have sustained severe wounds and several have been evacuated from their homes after heavy storms deroofed buildings and trees in Sehyikimpa Town, Nimba County District #2.

People sought refuge in next neighbor’s door after their houses got completely damaged by the violent storm, causing wounds on two teenagers’ head.

Among the storm victims were elderly men, women, and children who are residents of the community. 

In recent days, there has heavy strom and rainfall in some parts of Nimba County, but the most worst-affected area has been Sehyikimpa Town, causing disasters, where two teenagers mostly affected.

During the storm and heavy downpour of rain, the voices of people trapped in their homes could be heard shouting for help, according to report.

In late October to early December, 2023 there has been heaviest rainfall as the result of climate change and global warming.

The climate crisis is a health crisis, which carries the urgent call and responsibility to protect the health of current and future generations.

Leading climate-related causes of death, illness and suffering result from exposure to increasingly frequent and more intense extreme weather events, including heatwaves, wildfires, floods and storm surges, as well as slow-onset events such as droughts.

Amid the unprecedented wave of climate change, world leaders, policymakers, activists, and corporations have gathered in Dubai for the twenty-eighth annual United Nations Conference of Parties (COP28) since November 30 to December 12, 2023.

The centerpiece of COP28 promises to be the Global Stocktake (GST), an assessment process designed to evaluate global progress towards achieving the climate goals established by the 2015 Paris Agreement that concludes at COP28.