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Extreme weather events – Senegal and Nigeria

Senegal suburbs remain under water days after ‘exceptional rainfall’ 

Suburbs outside Dakar remained under water, three days after ‘exceptional rainfall’. In Keur Massar, a town just east of Dakar, cars were partly submerged while residents were seen walking knee deep in stagnant flood waters.

Farmland submerged as severe floods hit Nigeria

Farmlands were severely affected and thousands were displaced as severe rainfall caused flooding in Nigeria. An eyewitness captured a completely flooded rice farmland in Kebbi State where over 500,000 hectares were affected, according to local news reports. Kebbi is the country’s main rice-growing state, according to the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria.

September 10, 2020 - Posted by | AFRICA, climate change

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