Overall Green alert Flood
in Somalia

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100681
Death: 8
Displaced: 15000
Countries: Somalia
From - To 22 Nov - 22 Nov

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Tropical Cyclone Gati, Somalia, November 2020Tropical Cyclone Gati formed over the Arabian Sea on 21 November. It rapidly intensified as it headed towards Somalia where made landfall on 22 November over the north-eastern coast of Bari administrative region (north-eastern Somalia) with maximum sustained wind up to 165 km/h. As of 24 November, 8 fatalities were reported in Somalia, many of them thought to be fishermen lost at sea. UN OCHA reported severe damage to property, roads and infrastructure including telecommunication services, 15,000 people displaced in Xaafuun and Hurdiya villages and 70,000 people have been affected in Somalia in total. FAO SWALIM reported rainfall totals from the storm were greater than amounts normally seen for the whole year. In a 24 hour period, Bosasso recorded 128mm of rain and Balidhidin 103mm. FAO SWALIM said Sanaag region in Somaliland was also affected.Sun 22 Nov 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Tropical Storm Update - Issued: 25 November 2020 - Tropical Storm GATI ... Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:31:00 +0100.

English Situation Report on Somalia about Agriculture, Flash Flood and Tropical Cyclone; published on 25 Nov 2020 by FAO
Somalia Seasonal Monitor: November 24, 2020Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:54:00 +0100.

Country: Somalia Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Please refer to the attached file. Deyr rainfall subsides across the country in mid-November, with notable deficitsin the South During the November 11-20 period, deyr rainfall lar
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Somali coast left drenched by Tropical Storm GatiTue, 24 Nov 2020 11:39:00 +0100.

Flood waters continued to wreak havoc in the coastal town of Bosaso in northern Somalia on Monday, a day after Tropical Cyclone Gati hit with heavy winds, followed by unprecedented rains that caused widespread flooding. The cyclone was said
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Somali coast left drenched by Tropical Storm GatiTue, 24 Nov 2020 10:50:00 +0100.

Flood waters continued to wreak havoc in the coastal town of Bosaso in northern Somalia on Monday, a day after Tropical Cyclone Gati hit with heavy winds, followed by unprecedented rains that caused widespread flooding. The cyclone was said
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), INFORM (2),