Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen
Incessant heavy rains from July 22 to 25 triggered widespread flooding in Yemen, killing at least 17 people.
According to the Yemen Meteorological Service, several areas recorded more than 50 mm (2 inches) within a 24-hour period.
The worst-affected area is the Al-Hodeidah Governorate in the western region, where 13 fatalities were reported and around 50 houses were destroyed.
Another casualty was confirmed in the Ibb Governorate, where crops and houses also sustained damages. Several properties were also damaged in Lahj, Shabwah, and Abyan governorates.
In the Hajjah Governorate, northwestern region, Yemen News Agency SABA reported three fatalities after rains swept away dozens of tents and huts in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Bani Qais district.
السيول تعزل قرى شرق مديرية القناوص شمال #الحديدة عن الخط كاملا ، وخسائر في الممتلكات ..
المصدر يوسف الأهدل pic.twitter.com/JGUitUe7xt
— تركي المحيا (@TurkiAlmohaiya) July 25, 2020
تدفق سيول كثيفة في وادي بنا بمحافظة #إب وسط #اليمن هذا اليوم
بواسطة ياسر الجبلي pic.twitter.com/ZFKJHbSjUh
— تركي المحيا (@TurkiAlmohaiya) July 26, 2020
اغيثو المتضررين من أبناء الجديدة
ادعو كل الناشطين للتضامين مع أبناء #الحديدة
ارجو من. الجميع مشاركة التغريدة حتى تصل لكل المسؤولين pic.twitter.com/X2Zo32liAk
— محمد العمدة (@Aleumda7) July 26, 2020
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