Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 15 - 21, 2017

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 15 Sep 2017 View Original

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

  2. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Sudan during the last week. Both the Blue and White Nile rivers are effected, and a dam has reportedly broken along the White Nile.
    Although rainfall is expected to decrease throughout the region in early September, saturated ground conditions sustain the risk for additional flooding