UN issues alert on tropical storm to hit Somaliland and Puntland

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UN issues alert on tropical storm to hit Somaliland and Puntland

REPORT BY: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

A Tropical Storm currently centred in the north Indian Ocean near the coast of Puntland is expected to intensify further and move in a southwestern direction and cross Mudug coastal areas between Hobyo and Eyl districts on 06 December 2019.

Under its influence, moderate to heavy rain is likely to cause flash floods in some regions including Mudug, Nugaal, Bari and Sanaag starting on 06 December 2019. Strong winds associated with the storm may cause destruction of weak structures and fishing gears along the coast.

While current forecasts indicate a low probability for the cyclone (10%), if the cyclone makes landfall, it could have a devastating impact. This is why SWALIM is issuing the Alert. Communities along the coast are advised to take necessary precautions in the coming days.

SWALIM and partners are monitoring the situation and will update you accordingly. For more details on tropical storm tracking you can consult: http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/ or consult SWALIM.

Look here FAO REPORT: Tropical Storm Alert

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