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23 Apr 2018 description

Sakow District flooding current situation in Middle Juba region Sakow District, river was flooded all area river bank area and was effected villages and local farmer in that area and destroy lot of different crops like cash crop and normal crop was using for local farmed .

22 Apr 2018 description

Situation overview

The Gu rains started the first week of March across the country, with consistent, heavy rains continuing in flood prone areas of southern and central regions throughout April.

19 Apr 2018 description

During the week ending on 17 April 2018, the Juba and Shabelle basins in Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands continued to receive moderate to heavy rains. Following the heavy rains, flash floods were reported in many places within the two basins leading to displacements, inundation of croplands and destruction of property. The table below shows the total rainfall amounts recorded in selected stations within the two basins over the last one week.

16 Apr 2018 description

Moderate to heavy rains have been received in many parts of the country over the last two days. Flash floods have been reported in many places including Bakool, Hiraan and Middle Shabelle regions.

The rainfall forecast for the coming week is pointing towards moderate to heavy rains. Low lying areas and built up areas may experience flash floods during the week.

09 Apr 2018 description

The accumulated three day rainfall forecast points towards moderate rains in the north western and southern regions of the country.

The seven days rainfall forecast shows a possibility of increased rainfall amounts in many parts of the country especially in the southern and central parts of the country. Moderate to heavy rains are also foreseen within the Ethiopian highlands during the week.

Given the rainfall forecast, the river levels are expected to continue rising in the coming week with no risk of flooding along the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in Somalia.

06 Apr 2018 description

The Gu rains continued to spread in many parts of the country over last week. A few places are however yet to receive the much awaited rains though not late at this time of the year.

The rains are expected to spread further in terms of space and quantity in the coming week as seen in the three days and seven days forecast maps (Map 1 and Map 2). The Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall contributes significantly to the river flow of Juba and Shabelle Rivers inside Somalia, are expected to receive moderate to heavy in the same period.

04 Apr 2018 description

The last few days saw increased rainfall activities in some parts of northern and southern regions of Somalia. The three days rainfall forecast points towards moderate rainfall in parts of Togdheer, W. Galbeed, Middle Juba and Gedo regions with light showers in a few pockets across the country. The seven days rainfall forecast indicates increased rains both in the Ethiopian highland and across Somalia as the week progresses.

31 Mar 2018 description

Increased likelihood of average Gu rainfall in southern and central Somalia

Key Messages

27 Mar 2018 description

As part of flood preparedness and contingency planning, the FAO Somalia Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) has finalized mapping of river breakages along the Juba River using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images. The middle and lower parts of the river are most vulnerable to flooding. Three types of breakages have been identified namely; open (37), potential (191) and closed with sand bags (21). The open breakages are those that were still open during the period of investigation.