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08 Oct 2019 | 06:34 AM UTC

Côte d'Ivoire: Deadly flooding hits multiple areas October 5-6

Côte d'Ivoire News Alert

Torrential rains cause deadly flooding across Côte d'Ivoire, including in Abidjan, on October 5-6, damaging homes and cutting off roads

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Abidjan, Ivory Coast


Torrential rains hit multiple parts of Côte d'Ivoire on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, causing deadly flooding in some regions. Fatalities were reported in Abidjan, Ayamé, and Yopougon, along with a number of injuries. Hundreds of people have been affected and significant damage to buildings and infrastructure have been reported including in Aboisso. Roads in some areas, including around Abidjan, were cut off by the waters. Recovery efforts are ongoing and transportation disruptions are possible. Isolated thunderstorms and further rain are forecast for Abidjan through at least Sunday, October 13.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


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