Cyclone to hit Somaliland and Puntland by end week-FAO

Cyclone to hit Somaliland and Puntland by end week-FAO


Source: Hiiraan, Tuesday October 29, 2019

MOGADISHU (HOL) – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned of impending cyclone this week expected to hit parts of Puntland Somaliland.

The UN agency said Tuesday the cyclone named KYARR is expected to affect most parts of Puntland and Somaliland in the next 4 to 5 days.“The storm is expected to affect the coastal areas of Puntland in the next 96 hours and spread inland towards Somaliland and the central areas within 24 hours,” the alert read in part.

The cyclone, the alert indicates with come with strong winds accompanied with light to moderate rains adding it will affect Puntland shipping line this disrupting water transport in the area.

The cyclone’s arrival is likely to add another burden to the Somali government and relief agencies who are struggling to support thousands displaced and affected by floods in southern and central parts of the country.