General News of Sunday, 20 May 2012Source: GNA The storm which wreaked havoc in southern Ghana on Saturday evening carried winds of up to 50 knots per hour (about 92.5 kilometres per hour), the Ghana Meteorological Agency has told the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
The wind uprooted trees, tore down branches and advertisement bill boards and power lines, plunging many parts in the area, including Accra and Tema, into darkness.
Some roofs were blown off in the course of the storm.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency said the strong winds and rain blew in from Benin and Nigeria.
It said although the wind was moderate whilst blowing in, it had gathered momentum with the speed going up to 50 knots per hour as it entered Ghana.
From Accra, it headed westwards to Cape Coast and Takoradi and then headed westward to Cote d’Ivoire.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been working round the clock to restore power to affected areas.**