GLIDEnumber net
GLIDE Record First record Previous record (18 of 6807) Next records Last record
Event: FF Flash Flood
Number: 2020-000055
Country: SOM Somalia
Location:
Date (YMD): 2020-4-23
Time:
Duration:
Magnitude:
Information Source:ReliefWeb - OCHA
Comments: The 2020 Gu’ rains (April-June) have intensified across Somalia, triggering flash flooding in South West State, Jubaland, Bandir, Puntland and Somaliland from 20-23 April. As water levels rise in rivers, there are reports of riverine flooding in Jubaland. FAO’s Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) reported heavy rains in Somaliland where on 26 April, Lughaye and surrounding areas received unusually heavy rains of 102mm. On 23 April, heavy rains were also received within the Juba river basin. SWALIM forecasts increased rainfall activity in most areas in Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands in the coming week, which is likely to keep the water levels high in the Shabelle and Juba rivers. The flooding has started barely four months after heavy Deyr (October-December) rains inundated parts of Somalia, affecting over half a million people; and as the country works to contain the COVID-19 virus, which is exponentially rising and has already infected several hundreds of people. The country is also working to contain a desert locust infestation.
Aproximate Location::
Useful Links:
Back to Search results
New Search
Statistics
Charts
Tabular Reports

Related Records: