Heavy rains caused severe flooding in Aden on Tuesday, April 21, damaging homes and shops, as well as other infrastructure in the city. According to media reports, at least four people were killed in the flooding, including three children, causing the Yemeni authorities to declare Aden an "area of disaster" due to the damages caused.
Associated business and transportation disruptions are to be expected in Aden over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Aden are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas affected by flooding, anticipate lingering disruptions to transportation and business, 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. Floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded. To reduce the risk of contracting cholera, wash hands regularly, drink only bottled or purified water, and avoid eating raw or undercooked foods. Seek immediate medical care if you believe you may have contracted the disease.
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