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19 Sep 2019 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.

  2. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

  3. Several regions in Sudan, including the Khartoum, Sennar,
    White Nile, River Nile, West and North Kordofan, and the Darfur State experienced flooding during the past weeks.
    More rainfall is expected in the region next week.

29 Aug 2019 description

Significant flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has affected southern and eastern Mauritania.

According to media reports, 3 people died in Guidimaka Region, and severe damage was sustained to houses and infrastructure. Several areas of Sélibaby City (Guidimaka Region) are still underwater, while a bridge that connects Sélibaby to the western part of the country has been damaged.

There is now a risk of outbreak of waterborne diseases in the areas affected by the flooding.

Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast over southern Mauritania over 29-30 August.