Event Report

Event Description

Flash Flood in Somalia on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 at 14:01 (02:01 PM) UTC.

Jowhar (RBC) Torrential rains battered more than twenty hours Jowhar town, Somalia's Middle Shabeelle region causing fresh floods into residential villages. The rains which started early on Friday continued until Saturday when the residents of Badda Cas village in Jowhar begun to flee from their homes. The regional administration based in Jowhar called for sudden intervention to the floods as hundreds of homes were damaged caused by rain-induced floods. More than 200 families, among them elderly women and children, are estimated to be displaced by the recent rains, the administration said. The deluge caused by the seasonal rains in the region came as already flooded Shabeelle river water resumed to break its banks again.

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