August 15, 2012 ·23 Comments
HARGEISA — The Somaliland capital and nearby areas are currently being pounded by torrential rainfall with strong winds and thunderstorms.
The rains which began pouring at 4:20 PM this afternoon (Wednesday) have brought Hargeisa to a standstill disrupting traffic and business activities.
The city, which lacks proper drainage system and flood control, saw all main roads flooded with water, making it equally difficult for vehicles and pedestrians to commute.
Residents have welcomed the downpour giving them a break from scorching heat wave that gripped most of the country for the last few months.
Hargeisa has been facing a severe water crisis after months of drought and this rain brings some relief to the residents and authority.
With torrential showers forecast in parts of the country this week, authority has warned of landslides and floods. Hargeisa, Berbera and Wajale have recently all recorded heavy rains with the capital receiving the most. The country still faces water and food shortages with coastal regions said to be severe.
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