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06 Sep 2020 | 04:59 PM UTC

Senegal: President activates emergency aid plan due to widespread flooding September 6

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President Macky Sall activates emergency aid plan due to widespread flooding on September 6; monitor weather alerts

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Senegal

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President Macky Sall activated an emergency aid plan due to widespread flooding across the country after heavy rains on Sunday, September 6. At least one person was reported missing in Ndiafatte (Kaolack region) as the country registered more rain in one day than it would normally register throughout the entire three-month rainy season.

The country's meteorological agency forecasts further rains and thunderstorms on Sunday affecting most Senegalese regions. Disruption to transportation, utilities, and business is to be expected in affected areas.


Those in Senegal 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, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.


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