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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ethiopia’s National Meteorology Agency warned that unseasonal and above-normal rainfall anticipated in November could cause flash floods in some parts of the country.
According to theAgency’s forecast for the month of November, heavy rainfall could cause floods in parts of South Ethiopia and Somali regional states.
In the country, flood usually takes place at the rainy season (kiremt) in July and August, in most flood-prone areas.
But unseasonal rainfall during October to January could cause flooding in parts of South Ethiopia, Afar and Somali regions.
Unseasonal or above-normal rainfall is also expected in the northern, northwestern, eastern and central parts of the country.
Warning this could cause damage on crops harvested recently, the Agency urged farmers to store their harvest in a safe places.
Normal rainfall is anticipated predominantly in south, southwestern and southeastern parts of the country, a good opportunity for agricultural activities, grazing areas and water for livestock.
Northwestern parts of the country are likely to get normal to above-normal rainfall, the Agency added.
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