Serious flooding Somalia’s puntland region after Cyclone Gati
19 December 2020 | 5:35 pm
Cyclone Gati hit Somalia’s Puntland region, flooding homes and causing considerable damage. Heavy rains and strong winds triggered flash floods along coastal and inland areas, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
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