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SODMA Issues third Flood Warning

MOGADISHU (SD) -The Somali National Disaster Management Agency (SODMA) has issued early warnings indicating that some regions of the country are expected to face floods that may result in displacement and damage.

A statement released by SODMA stated that during the next ten days, from the 7th to the 16th of May 2024, there is a high likelihood of flooding, particularly in regions such as Hiran, Gedo, Jubaland, and Lower Shabelle, which could significantly impact the lives and livelihoods of the residents of these regions.

“The next ten days from 7th to 16th May 2024 are expected to bring significant floods due to heavy rains and rapid river overflow, affecting some of the country’s districts such as Doolow, Luuq, Bu’aale, Jilib, Beledweyne, Bula-burde, Jalalaqsi, Mahaday, Jowhar, Balcad, and other riverine areas,” the statement from SODMA read.

The National Disaster Management Agency has urged residents of the affected regions and cities to be cautious and prepared for possible flooding and displacement, as these floods can lead to extensive damage and exacerbate existing challenges.

The third warning issued by SODMA highlights the increasing risk, particularly as the Jubba and Shabelle rivers continue to swell, coupled with heavy rainfall expected in some regions of the country.

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