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Ethiopia: Flash Update, 14 Sept 2017

The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) reported flash flooding in communities within the Awash River basin and of the potential for additional flooding in areas that lie downstream. As of 14 September, over 20,000 people in Oromia Region are reported to be affected by floods. Some areas in Gambella region have also reported flooding affecting about 13,000 people. According the NDRMC, more flooding is expected in Amhara Region alongside Lake Tana where Tana-Beles hydro-electric power dam is located and in Somali Region where the Wabe Shebelle River has reportedly surpassed its maximum threshold.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
14 Sep 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
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