Gati leaves a trail of destruction after making historic landfall in Somalia

Gati leaves a trail of destruction after making historic landfall in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" made historic landfall in Somalia on November 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (105 mph) – category 2 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale – making it the strongest storm to hit Somalia since satellite…

Mogadishu hit by a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Mogadishu hit by a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Nearly 60 mm (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Somalia's capital Mogadishu from May 10 to 11, 2020– almost equivalent to the city's average rainfall for the entire month of May, which is 61 mm (2.4 inches). Flooding and damages were reported, as well as seven…

Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains and flash floods have claimed at least 16 lives and affected more than 200 000 people across Somalia since April 2020. About 10 others remain missing due to floods and at least 2 000 farms have been washed away since the Gu or rainy season in the…

Tropical Storm “Pawan” about to make landfall over Somalia

Tropical Storm “Pawan” about to make landfall over Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" is slowly weakening on its way toward Somalia. Landfall is expected late November 6 into November 7, south of Eyl, an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province. Pawan is the 8 named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean…