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02 May 2020 | 11:54 AM UTC

Yemen: Inclement weather affects 150,000 people nationwide May 1

Yemen News Alert

Heavy rains and associated floods affect 150,000 people nationwide as of May 1; monitor weather forecast

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/2/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/4/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Yemen

Event

As of Friday, May 1, heavy rains and associated floods have affected at least 150,000 people across 13 governorates since mid-April according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The worst-affected areas include the Marib, Sanaa, and Hajjah governorates, where around 20,000 households were directly impacted by the inclement weather. Significant infrastructural damage was also reported on roads and bridges, while power cuts continue in Aden.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, 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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