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DHA GENEVA 94/0359
BENIN - FLOODS IN THE BORGOU DISTRICT
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
21 SEPTEMBER 1994

1. HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS SINCE BEGINNING OF AUGUST CAUSED OVERFLOW OF NIGER RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES ON 15-16 SEPTEMBER, CAUSING SERIOUS DAMAGE IN BORGOU DISTRICT.

2. FLOODS DEVASTATED HOUSES, CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND INFRASTRUCTURE, ESPECIALLY ROADS, TRAILS AND BRIDGES IN THE DISTRICT. MOST SERIOUSLY AFFECTED ARE KARIMAMA AND MALANVILLE COUNTIES.