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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2020-000190
Country: NER Niger
Location: Maradi Tahoua and Dosso
Date (YMD): 2020-8-12
Information Source:Niger Red Cross
Comments: According to the Niger Red Cross regional committees of Zinder, Dosso, Tahoua and Maradi, heavy rainfall was recorded from 12 to 13 August 2020 in these regions causing flooding in several localities. The current rainy season, which started in June, is expected to continue until the end of September 2020. The drastic weather change has resulted in torrential rains that have already affected the regions causing displacement, damage to property and a risk of an outbreak of water borne and vector related disease. According to the Department of Meteorology Services, in Niamey, the Niger River marks the record height ever measured of 640 CM. The red alert level set at 620 CM for the flow of 2,512 m3/s has been reached and exceeded since 12 August 2020. On 18 August 2020, the river marked the height of 640 CM at 10 AM, corresponding to a flow of 2,716 m3/s. This is the record never recorded at the Niamey station since its installation. The forecast of the trends for the next 2 days indicates that the rise in water level will continue and the alert would remain Red
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