Ghana: Floods - Jul 2017
Since April 2017, Ghana has experienced a sharp alteration in its weather that has recently resulted in widespread flooding currently reported in over five regions of which four are heavily affected. The floods have caused devastating impact to people's health, safety and destruction to properties and livelihood. The reported flooding across the country is likely to cause devastation that communities and government is unable to cope and or even recover from it as farmers are losing their investments in production, communities are helplessly being displaced and infrastructure such as roads and buildings are collapsing. According to the Ghana Meteorological Agency the country will experience torrential rains' year at least until September 2017.
On 10 July 2017, Greater Accra, Central Region, Western Region and Eastern Region were declared as flood emergencies and/or under threat of floods with potential to cause devastation. There is an urgent need to conduct an in-depth assessment to have a better overview of the situation. (IFRC, 21 Jul 2017)
The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.
Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region
Situation de la campagne agropastorale au 30 juin 2017
I. Situation pluviométrique
Les cumuls de pluie enregistrés du 1er au 30 juin 2017 sont significatifs dans la majeure partie du Sahel. Des quantités importantes des pluies ont été enregistrées dans le Sud du Tchad, le centre et l’ouest du Niger, le Nord du Burkina, dans la majeure partie de la zone agricole du Mali, le sud du Sénégal, presque toute la Gambie, au Nord-ouest et au Nord-Est du Nigeria.
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A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria
Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.
Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.