Horndiplomat-BBC Somali Service website reports groundwater flooding poses a risk to many properties in Borama city.
Some families woke up to unusual dampness in cemented and tiled floors without torrential rains causing floods in the city.
A Borama resident told BBC Somali Service stringer that “people fear their houses could collapse”. Groundwater flooding can affect the structure of the house.
Awdal regional government has not issued a statement nor has it appealed to the central government in Hargeysa for help to alleviate the distress caused to residents at the mercy of a natural phenomenon for the first time in the history of a city that will celebrate its hundredth anniversary next year.
Minor earthquakes rocked Borama several times a few years ago.