25 MAY, 2018
BY RICHARD DAVIES
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System described Cyclone Sagar as one of the strongest storms ever recorded in Somalia. The storm produced wind gusts of up to 102 km/per hour.
According to the FAO-Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), Sagar dumped an entire year’s worth of rain – between 150 and 200mm in some parts of the north.
UNOCHA said 669,000 people have been affected in Somaliland. At least 25 people have been killed, 12 injured and 27 are missing, according to the disaster management authority NADFOR. The death toll is expected to rise further. NADFOR also informed that 32 fishermen on board of the 10 small boats that had been reported missing at sea out of Laasqoray, in Sanaag, have been rescued.
Two people were confirmed dead in Puntland, a semi-autonomous northeastern region of Somalia, and another two in Djibouti, UNOCHA said.