Measures are being taken to prepare the 1.5 million people who live in the delta for peak flooding in November and December.
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At least two days of rains caused chaos in Accra, with roads blocked and cars swept away or overturned by the flood waters.
Residents of the country's largest informal settlements bear the brunt of it.
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Many two-roomed houses now have over 20 inhabitants.