Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 55 mi…90 km sw of Santo Antao Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 1250 mi…2010 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1330 mi…2140 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.


Sudan – The United Nations reports that the flood situation in Sudan has worsened over the last few days after further heavy rainfall. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that over 506,000 people have been affected since the start of the rains in mid-July, with more than 110,000 of them in the first week of September alone. The Transitional Government of Sudan declared a national State of Emergency for the next three months, a decision that will boost efforts of all institutions that will work together to respond to the most urgent needs of those affected. River Nile water levels continue to increase, after reaching 17.4 metres, the highest in 100 years, according to the Government. Heavy rains forecast in Ethiopia and several parts of Sudan will likely cause the further increase of water levels and lead to more riverine and flash floods.

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Ghana – In Ghana, roads, bridges, homes and farmland have been swamped in the Northern and North East Regions due to heavy rainfall and releases from the Bagre Dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, which began in mid-August 2020.

Burkino Faso – In Burkina Faso, local media reported that 3 people have died in flooding in Kaya, Centre-Nord after heavy rainfall from around 04 September. Earlier flooding affected the capital Ouagadougou after heavy rain from 30 August. Media report one person died in the district of Tanghin. Houses and property have been damaged.

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Senegal – Authorities have activated a state of emergency in Senegal, West Africa, in the face of ongoing floods in several parts of the country. Local media reported that at least 6 people have died as result of flooding in several parts of the country on 05 and 06 September.

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