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05 Jun 2020 | 08:54 PM UTC

Yemen: Floods kill 16 in Hadhramaut and Shabwa provinces June 3-4

Yemen News Alert

Flooding following heavy rain kills 16 people in Hadhramaut and Shabwa province on June 3-4; further adverse weather expected and associated disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Hadramaut (Yemen), Shabwa province, Yemen

Event

Heavy rains on Wednesday night (local time), June 3, and Thursday, June 4, led to flooding which killed 16 people in Hadhramaut and Shabwa province. In Hadhramaut around 130 people have been displaced, 25 houses flooded, and hundreds of livestock killed. The military has been deployed to rescue people trapped in valleys by the flooding.

Further heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast across western and south-western governorates on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. Associated flooding and disruptions to transport and business operation are possible over the near term.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected areas are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, anticipate localized flooding and associated transportation disruptions, plan alternate routes, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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