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South Sudan + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET September 6 – September 12, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as above-average rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Since July, heavy rains causing flooding and inundation along the Niger and Benue Rivers have led to the displacement of thousands of people and many fatalities in eastern Nigeria. Enhanced rainfall forecast could exacerbate the ground conditions.

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South Sudan + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET September 6 – September 12, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Heavy downpours left one dead in the Gambia during the past week. Heavy rains have persisted, exacerbating Cholera outbreak across Sierra Leone and Guinea. Concerns for flooding and Cholera spreading remain as heavy rains are again forecasted.

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South Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET August 30 – September 5, 2012

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur and the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan during the past week. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Heavy downpours killed four people in Dakar and central Senegal during the past week. Heavy rains persisted, potentially exacerbating Cholera outbreak across Sierra Leone and Guinea. Concerns for flooding and Cholera spreading remain as heavy rains are again forecasted.

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Sudan + 12 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET August 23 – August 29, 2012

  • Wet conditions prevail across West Africa and eastern Africa.
  • Hatching eggs and low-density locusts increase the potential for locust outbreak over many regions.

1) Heavy rains during the past week have caused flooding, destroying more than two thousand homes in El Fasher, Sudan. Flooding potential remains as locally heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.

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Ethiopia + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET- July 5 – July 11, 2012

1) The five-week delay in the onset of the March-May seasonal rainfall had significantly impacted ground moisture and cropping activities in the central region of Ethiopia. Although rainfall has been consistent in the western parts of the country since the middle of May, accumulated rainfall has been below-average. Another week of increased rainfall is forecast during the next seven days. This could help to reduce moisture deficits and aid cropping activities in the region.

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Somalia + 10 others
East Africa Regional Rain Watch - June 6, 2012

Key rains begin in the northern and western sectors of the region

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Ethiopia: Floods (as of 21 May 2012) - Location Map

21 May 2012 - More than 1,000 families have been affected by recent flash floods and heavy storms Gode and Korahe zones.

Link: Humanitarian Bulletin - Weekly Humanitarian Highlights in Ethiopia, 21 May 2012

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia + 6 others
East Africa Regional Rain Watch - May 15, 2012

Persistent heavy rains and floods cause extensive damage