Goods and farm produce worth more than N15 million have been destroyed by flood in the river side community of Omor, in Ayamelum Local Council Area of Anambra.
Omor is an agrarian community and hosts the State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the devastation followed a heavy rainfall in the area on Tuesday which lasted for more than eight hours.
A fertiliser dealer, Mr Christian Emeka, told NAN that about 152 bags of NPK fertiliser were destroyed in his shop by the flood.
"I have called my farmer-friends to buy what is left of the fertiliser at the cost price of N3,000 against the selling price of N5,500."
Emekasaid that lack of proper drainage system in the area contributed to the devastation.
Also, a rice mill operator, Mr Chukwuma Ogwiowa, said his parboiled rice and seed rice were damaged by the flood at the production site.
"This type of thing has never happened before. The flood damaged about eight machines, as you can see."
The victims were among the many farmers and businessmen whose sources of livelihood were negatively impacted upon by the rampaging flood.
NAN reports that aside farm produce, items including vehicle spare parts, television, computer sets and house hold property were destroyed by the flood.
The victims have, therefore, appealed to the state government to assist them in re-constructing the drainage system in the area as they were not deep enough to control heavy flooding.
Efforts by the NAN correspondent to contact the Director of the State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Nwabufo Ejezie, to confirm the report, however, proved abortive as he neither picked nor returned calls routed to his cell phone.