The Volta Regional capital Ho gets flooded following a heavy downpour. The excessive rainfall led to the overflow of major drainage systems, exacerbating the situation. Numerous stores and residential areas have experienced the impact of the flooding, with some residents forced to evacuate and salvage their belongings from the swift currents. Fortunately, the floodwaters have receded and the intensity of the rainfall has lessened. One of the residents lamented, “Today’s rain isn’t one of the heaviest rains we have experienced in Ho. Why are gutters and bridges overflowing? Why are some areas flooded?” This takes us back to May 29 2020, four persons barely escaped death when floodwater washed them and the vehicle in which they were commuting into a storm drain at one of the identified flood prone spots. Discoveries made shows that, there are about eleven places that have been identified as flood prone areas. The four were heavily injured in the process as they hardly survived. The Ho MCE, Prosper Bansa visited the scene and promised to put the necessary things in place to ameliorate the situation. Dr. Archibald Letsa, the Regional Minister and his deputy Mr. Johnson Avuletey toured some of the areas in Ho that are prone to get flooded. The team which included the officials of NADMO and various road sector departments in the region visited the eleven flood- prone spots. These areas include: Amegashie House Bridge, the Barracks road, C.K Road, BNI-Powerhouse road, YMCA bridge on the Civic Centre road, Rabazey area, Tsikpota, the Asogli Palace Square drainage and bridge, Redeem Down area, Trafalgar Down on Aflao highway and Bulawayo Bridge near HTU junction. Dr. Letsa noticed that, the bridges and drainage systems were in poor conditions and needed to be re-engineered and expanded to prevent further harm. This realisation was made on May 29 2020.

On Saturday, July 8 2023, the worst of what happened earlier took place as a lot of residents are left jeopardized in agony. The torrential downpour, which began at about 3pm, lulled after over two hours. It was accompanied by heavy thunderstorms and lightening that caused fear and panic among residents. While some parts of the town saw roofs, buildings and other structures collapsing, other areas witnessed tree branches falling off and trees uprooted by the rainstorm. Traders and market women had their stuff carried away by the rain. So far, no casualties had been reported, but quite a number of residents are reported to have been displaced by the floods, according to Simon Myles Bakar, the Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO). One of the most affected areas was a section of the road leading to the Ho Central Market. Although the flood had subsided, vehicles on Saturday evening could not cross over from the market area to the Ray-Makossa-OLA traffic intersection. A corn mill had two of its machines swept away by the rainstorm which Mr. Bakar said moved at a speed of 150-160 km/h. A popular cosmetic shop – Accra Cosmetics – together with other shops along the area, also had some items destroyed by the flood waters. Shops and homes in Ho Bankoe, Anlokordzi and surrounding areas were flooded too. Mr. Barkar said preliminary assessment recorded that the main Ho to Aflao highway was cut off between Trafalga and the Ho Poly Clinic area. Could this be the end or there is more to come. It's about time things got done rather than waiting for the unfortunate to happen.