Tropical storm makes landfall in northern Somalia

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The UN food agency said north-eastern parts of Somalia have experienced extreme weather in the past two days as a tropical storm made landfall.

The forecast by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management, said the tropical storm named PAWAN was associated with strong winds and heavy rains in some parts of Puntland on Friday and Saturday with most stations recording high amounts of rainfall.

According to the UN-backed report in its forecast “The extreme weather conditions have led to destruction of property and infrastructure including roads, buildings and boats“.

Currently, flash floods still threaten many areas following the heavy downpour that is still being experienced in some areas. The rains are expected to spread further inland to many areas within Somaliland, Puntland and central regions,” the FAO warned.