Senegal: Floods - Jul 2016

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On 24 July, high amounts of rainfall (between 100-200mm at various locations) caused heavy flooding in some parts of Senegal. The districts Kaffrine and Kolda have reportedly been the heaviest affected, with Kaolack and Matam also receiving above average rainfall. Throughout Kaffrine district some 1,500 houses have been destroyed and 7,500 people affected. (ACAPS, 18 Aug 2016)

A total of 12,180 people have so far been directly affected by floods in Senegal. The Kaffrine area on 24 July received an unprecedented amount of over 175 mm of rainfall in less than a day. According to local authorities, 10,313 people were directly affected by the floods inundating their fields and sweeping away stocks of millet or other crops. Kaolack and Saint Louis also saw localised flooding earlier in July. (OCHA, 22 Aug 2016)

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