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22 Sep 2020 | 10:36 AM UTC

Mauritania: Flooding continues in Nouakchott September 22

Mauritania News Alert

Continued flooding in Nouakchott on September 22 amid heavy rains; associated disruptions to transport likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nouakchott). COUNTRY/REGION Nouakchott


Flooding continued in Nouakchott on Tuesday, September 22, amid heavy rains affecting the capital. Reports suggest that several neighborhoods have been isolated by rainfall and a number of services have been disrupted by the inundation of roads. Authorities had deployed pumps across the city over the weekend following rains which had isolated several neighborhoods, submerged houses, and rendered roads impassable. Flooding has been affecting Nouakchott and other parts of the country since early September.

Continued disruptions to transportation, business, and utilities are likely.


Flooding can occur during the July to October wet season and seriously damage road infrastructure.


Individuals in Nouakchott 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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