Floods killed 13 citizens in Hodeidah, Sana’a expects heavy rainfall

Flood in the city port of Hodeidah  resulted in the death of 13 people.

The damage caused by torrential rains washed away 50 houses, damaged hundreds of houses, dozens of hectares of farmland and killed hundreds of cows and livestock.

The local authority  ordered provision of equipment to create protection barriers for homes and agricultural land from the torrents of valleys flowing into the districts.

The acting governor of Hodeidah and the province’s first deputy confirmed the province’s keenness to provide assistance and rehabilitate these agricultural lands.

They also addressed the branch of the Supreme Council for The Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the province by following up on the distribution of tents and relief materials to all those affected in the three directorates.

They  called on businessmen, businessmen and humanitarian organizations to intervene urgently to help those affected by the floods and alleviate their suffering.

In related issue,  The National Meteorological Center on Saturday predicted that the weather is still unstable and heavy rains, some of which are heavy, accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorms, will continue in a number of provinces over the next four days.

The center noted in its weather reoprt received by Saba a copy of which that rain will fall on different areas of the western highland chain and extend eastward to parts of deserts and inland plateaus in Marib, al-Jawf, al-Bayda, Shabwa and Hadramout.

He pointed out that the rains extended westward to the mountain highlands and western coasts, especially the coasts of Hodeidah, Taiz and parts of the southern coasts, especially the coasts of Abyan, Aden, Lahij and the adjacent interior areas.

He also expected instability and heavy rains to be more comprehensive and heavy during the next four days.

The center called on citizens in areas expected to be rainy to not be present in the streams of floods and the bellies of the valleys and take the necessary precautions from rock collapses and decrease in the range of horizontal visibility and mudslides in mountain roads.

He also called for protection from wind and thunderstorms during and after the rains.

The center warned seafarers, shipmasters and fishermen of high winds and sea disturbance in the territorial waters and in the east of the Gulf of Aden and around the Socotra archipelago, coasts and eastern and southern regions.

According to the center, heavy rains have been recorded in the past 24 hours, amounting to 51.4 mm, Reema 22.0, Al-Kadan 21.7, Ibb 20.3; Sana’a 8.8, Al-Mahweit 3.8, Hajjah 1.8, Sarfeet0.9

READ MORE: https://www.dailyyemen.net/2020/05/03/un-rains-floods-affect-150000-people-in-yemen/