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20 Sep 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0355

SUDAN - FLOODS
DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 SEPTEMBER 1994

1. FLOODING IS THREATENING LARGE AREAS OF SUDAN AS NILE RIVER REACHES DANGEROUSLY HIGH LEVELS FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS. ON 13 SEPTEMBER, NILE LEVEL AT KHARTOUM STATION REACHED 16.90 METERS, COMPARED WITH 16.74 METERS ON SAME DATE IN 1988 WHEN TORRENTIAL RAINS/FLOODING KILLED SEVERAL PEOPLE AND DESTROYED THOUSANDS OF
HOMES IN KHARTOUM AND OTHER AREAS.