Heavy rains caused severe floods in parts of the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on October 22, 2021, leaving homes damaged, roads blocked and vehicles stranded.
Attécoubé, one of the 10 urban communes of Abidjan, registered 106 mm (4.17 inches) of rain in a 12-hour period on October 22 while Youpogon registered 105 mm (4.13 inches). 60 mm (2.36 inches) of the total fell in just 30 minutes, according to climate expert Gilbert Kouame.1
Yopougon, Attécoubé, Abobo and Adjamé were the worst affected.
At least 4 people were killed and 4 others injured.
Condoléances aux familles des victimes des fortes pluies de ce vendredi 22 octobre 21 qui ont occasionné de nombreux dégâts à travers la capitale.— ONG_la_VIE (@ONG_la_VIE) October 22, 2021
Prompt rétablissement aux blessés.
Bravo aux Sapeurs Pompiers et aux nombreux bénévoles pour leur assistance.
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1 Cote d’Ivoire – Torrential Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Abidjan - FloodList
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