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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET November 1 – November 7, 2012

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  • Tropical Storm Murjan brings heavy rains and flash flooding to northern Somalia.

  • Flooding continues across portions of Nigeria and Ghana as heavy rains impact the region.

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form in Niger and Mali. Swarms are expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

2) Torrential, above-average rains forecast around the Lake Victoria region during the next week could cause isolated flash flooding damaging local infrastructure and negatively impacting cropping activities throughout Uganda, Kenya, northern Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Note: Map in 2 pages

Country:  Somalia, Benin, Burundi, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger (the), Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (the)
Source:  Famine Early Warning System Network

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