Somalia issues fresh alert on floods due to heavy rains

The Federal Government of Somalia on Tuesday issued an alert over possible flooding due to the high intensity of rainfall across the country.

As a result, the country’s hydrological body called on states to prepare for more flooding by coming days.

A statement from the Somali Ministry of Information said the government is warning of further flooding in Somalia, amid fears of heavy rains.

The statement also stated that the government has taken full precautionary measures to respond to the emergency.

Heavy rains in the Ethiopian highlands and parts of Somalia are feared to cause flooding on the Shabelle and Juba rivers.

There are fears of heavy rains in the capital, Mogadishu, where the government says emergency and police teams are preparing to assist in case of civilian casualties.

The Federal Government of Somalia has condemned Al-Shabab for causing some of the recent floods particularly in areas under Balcad district, about 30 kilometers north of Mogadishu. Villagers have been compelled to evacuate their villages because when the local community tried to curb the floods Alshabaab rejected and blocked them to control the flooding while some of the experienced torture and other harassments.


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