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19 Sep 2020 | 02:34 AM UTC

Senegal: Hundreds relocated in Keur Massar (Dakar region) following recent flooding September 18 /update 2

Senegal News Alert

Hundreds relocated in Keur Massar (Dakar region) following recent flooding September 18; monitor weather alerts

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Dakar, Keur Massar

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Event

Senegalese authorities announced on Friday, September 18, that at least 271 residents of Keur Massar (Dakar region) have been relocated to other areas of the district following widespread flooding in recent weeks. According to a spokesperson with the Director of Site Hosting, the majority of those displaced have been relocated to other Dakar suburbs where kitchen and medical facilities have been provided. The housing management has reportedly been tasked by several commissions responsible for the maintenance of the sites.  

Further rains and thunderstorms are to be anticipated in the coming days, along with disruptions to transportation, utilities, and business.

Advice

Those in the greater Dakar area 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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