Iraq

Iraq – Flash Floods (Meteo Iraq, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 8 May 2018)

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  • Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms have been affecting the country over the past few days causing flash floods.
  • Media reported, as of 8 May, that four people have been killed in Dohuk city (Dohuk Governorate, Iraq) and 50 homes have been damaged due to the overflow of Hishkaro River. They also reported, as of the same date, that the flash floods also affected nearby refugee camps.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain with local thunderstorms is forecast to affect the northern areas of the country, including the areas already affected.