Residents of Asylum Down in Accra shook up Friday, February 28, when tonnes of garbage floated in an open drain behind the Paloma Hotel after it rained.

The tonnes of waste characterised by used plastic bottles, packs and plastic bags were captured in an amateur video floating in the storm drain at Nima that crosses the Ring Road into Assylum Down.

This happened a day after the Ghana Meteorological Agency said persons living in and around areas such as Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Weija and the Graphic Road, should prepare to experience flash floods as the rains begin to pour down.

The Agency based the prediction on man-made factors including choked drains and buildings blocking waterways around those vicinities.